Study Guides (256,509)
CA (124,674)
UTSG (8,518)
LAS (4)
LAS301H1 (1)

Notes on Fidel's History will Absolve Me Reading

4 Pages
76 Views

Department
Latin American Studies
Course Code
LAS301H1
Professor
Prof Bernardo

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 4 pages of the document.
My Lai Courts-Matial
My Lai Massacre = attack of 500 unarmed Vietnamese and its subsequent cover up
Lt Calley a man who threw children into ditches and shot them at point blank range was
sentenced to a life of hard labour but had his sentence commuted by then president Nixon to
house arrest and later parole.
The story gives one the sense that after approaching the issue from the perspective of
individual responsibility the case whitled down to one man being responsible for the
entire massacre. His lack of punishment could sour the history for loads of people.
Obstacles in trying those who left the army made it hard to prosecute the
problem.
ICC in AfricaKambala wa Kambala
African countries are considered critical actors for the ICC
The operations of the ICC are involved in ongoing conflicts
The ICC prosecutor runs the risk of intensifying violence in national conflicts should he bring the
world’s eye upon the conflict by pursuing the ongoing cases.
Article 16 of the united nation security council they can defer investigation for a year (renewable)
Article 53 states that the prosecutor may assess if an investigation would serve justice or not
The UN/ICCs indictment of Al-Bashir angered the UN because Al-Bashir of sudan is a sitting
head of state and not a party to the laws the ICC wishes to enforce upon it.
Some speculate that the ICC debilitating effect on national situations via controversial
indictments is overstated.
On the opposite side of the spectrum some criticism the thinking that the removal of a warlord
from his still active faction having any real upside.
Few African countries have implemented legislation in line with the rome statute.
The ICC is able to review whether justice has been served by national courts through article 17
and has an opportunity to show off this power with the case in DRC with its supposed trying of
human rights abuses by military courts.
The ICC has an opportunity to set high standards in the memory of Africans
What is Crime against Humanity?
Nuremburg charter introduced the offense of crime against humanity
Vernon says that to say a crime against humanity is what is forbidden by international law is too
vague and lends itself to cheapening the term.
Vernon cites one Judith Shklar who believes that law is creative and lends itself to being infused
with morality.
Invoking humanity” has been one of the standard means of expressing horror and revulsion at
acts of great evil.
Crime against humanity is intrinsically tied to a sense of revulsion.
Nuremburg insisted in the beginning that a crime against humanity was a type of war crime, once
committed against civilian populations in the course of pursuing a war in the traditional sense.
But the war aspect was eventually removed.
In the rome statute (the statute which governs the behaviour and scope of powers of the ICC) lists
sixteen qualifying offenses which are eligible for consideration as a war crime including:
deportation, enforced disapearences, rape, and the practice of apartheid.
www.notesolution.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
My Lai Courts-Matial My Lai Massacre = attack of 500 unarmed Vietnamese and its subsequent cover up Lt Calley a man who threw children into ditches and shot them at point blank range was sentenced to a life of hard labour but had his sentence commuted by then president Nixon to house arrest and later parole. The story gives one the sense that after approaching the issue from the perspective of individual responsibility the case whitled down to one man being responsible for the entire massacre. His lack of punishment could sour the history for loads of people. Obstacles in trying those who left the army made it hard to prosecute the problem. ICC in Africa Kambala wa Kambala African countries are considered critical actors for the ICC The operations of the ICC are involved in ongoing conflicts The ICC prosecutor runs the risk of intensifying violence in national conflicts should he bring the worlds eye upon the conflict by pursuing the ongoing cases. Article 16 of the united nation security council they can defer investigation for a year (renewable) Article 53 states that the prosecutor may assess if an investigation would serve justice or not The UNICCs indictment of Al-Bashir angered the UN because Al-Bashir of sudan is a sitting head of state and not a party to the laws the ICC wishes to enforce upon it. Some speculate that the ICC debilitating effect on national situations via controversial indictments is overstated. On the opposite side of the spectrum some criticism the thinking that the removal of a warlord from his still active faction having any real upside. Few African countries have implemented legislation in line with the rome statute. The ICC is able to review whether justice has been served by national courts through article 17 and has an opportunity to show off this power with the case in DRC with its supposed trying of human rights abuses by military courts. The ICC has an opportunity to set high standards in the memory of Africans What is Crime against Humanity? Nuremburg charter introduced the offense of crime against humanity Vernon says that to say a crime against humanity is what is forbidden by international law is too vague and lends itself to cheapening the term. Vernon cites one Judith Shklar who believes that law is creative and lends itself to being infused with morality. Invoking humanity has been one of the standard means of expressing horror and revulsion at acts of great evil. Crime against humanity is intrinsically tied to a sense of revulsion. Nuremburg insisted in the beginning that a crime against humanity was a type of war crime, once committed against civilian populations in the course of pursuing a war in the traditional sense. But the war aspect was eventually removed. In the rome statute (the statute which governs the behaviour and scope of powers of the ICC) lists sixteen qualifying offenses which are eligible for consideration as a war crime including: deportation, enforced disapearences, rape, and the practice of apartheid. www.notesolution.com
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit