Forgotten, but nevertheless relevant! Gustave Moynier’s attempts to punish violations oft he laws of war 1870-1916

Segesser, Daniel Marc (2018). Forgotten, but nevertheless relevant! Gustave Moynier’s attempts to punish violations oft he laws of war 1870-1916. In: International Humanitarian Law and Justice: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (pp. 197-211). London und New York: Routledge

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Legal historians at law faculties or law schools and historians of law at arts faculties often take different approaches when looking at the past development of law in general and international law in particular. Starting from this assumption this contribution analyses the almost forgotten proposals made by leading jurist and long-term ICRC-president Gustave Moynier in regard to the punishment of violations of the laws of war in the period between the Franco-Prussian War and the first two years of the First World War. The interplay between the principle of state sovereignty and that of bringing about justice in international relations is at the centre of this contribution. It looks at the importance of an individual in the development of international legal doctrine and brings a historical analysis of legal developments into dialogue with a legal perspective that wonders about the relevance of history for present day law.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 970 History of North America

ISBN:

978-1-138-47755-1

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

PD Dr. Daniel Marc Segesser

Date Deposited:

15 Nov 2018 16:14

Last Modified:

15 Nov 2018 16:14

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120786

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120786

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