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War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity,
Genocide, and Terrorism

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,
2187 U.N.T.S. 90, entered into force July 1, 2002. 
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Coalition for the International Criminal Court

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Control Council Law No. 10, Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes, Crimes Against Peace and Against Humanity,
3 Official Gazette Control Council for Germany 50-55 (1946).
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity,
G.A. Res. 2391, U.N. GAOR, 23d Sess., Supp. No. 18, at 40, U.N. Doc. A/7218 (1968), entered into force Nov. 11, 1970.
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Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 78 U.N.T.S. 277, entered into force Jan. 12, 1951.
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Convention with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague, II) (29 July 1899), entered into force September 4, 1900.
Convention Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land
(Hague IV) (18 October, 1907), entered into force January 26, 1910.
Statute of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991,
U.N. Doc. S/25704 at 36, annex (1993) and S/25704/Add.1 (1993), adopted by Security Council on 25 May 1993, U.N. Doc. S/RES/827 (1993).
Statute of the International Tribunal,
adopted by S.C. Res. 827, U.N. SCOR, 48th Sess., 3217th mtg. at 6, U.N. Doc. S/RES/827 (1993), 32 I.L.M. 1203 (1993).
Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda,
adopted by S.C. Res. 955, U.N. SCOR, 49th Sess., 3453d mtg. at 3, U.N. Doc. S/RES/955 (1994), 33 I.L.M. 1598, 1600 (1994).
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Rules of Procedure and Evidence,
U.N. Doc. ITR/3/REV.1 (1995), entered into force 29 June 1995.
Nuremberg Rules, in Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis,
82 U.N.T.S. 279, entered into force Aug. 8, 1945.
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Principles of International Co-Operation in the Detection, Arrest, Extradition and Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity,
G.A. res. 3074 (XXVIII), 28 U.N. GAOR Supp. (30A) at 78, U.N. Doc. A/9030/Add.1 (1973).
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Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law,
C.H.R. res. 2005/35, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/2005/ L.10/Add.11 (19 April 2005).

The Princeton Principles on Universal Jurisdiction 28,
Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs (2001).

International Criminal Court, Elements of Crimes,
U.N. Doc. PCNICC/2000/1/Add.2 (2000).
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International Criminal Court, Rules of Procedure and Evidence,
U.N. Doc. PCNICC/2000/1/Add.1 (2000).
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International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism,
G.A. Res. 109, U.N. GAOR, 54th Sess., Supp. No. 49, U.N. Doc A/54/49 (Vol. I) (1999), S. Treaty Doc. No. 106-49 (2000), 39 I.L.M. 270 (2000), adopted 9 Dec. 1999, entered into force 10 Apr. 2002.
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European Committee of Ministers, Guidelines on human rights and the fight against terrorism (2002).
Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Manfred Nowak, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention & the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Joint Study on Global Practices in Relation to Secret Detention in the Context of Countering Terrorism, Human Rights Council, 13th Sess., U.N. Doc. A/HRC/13/42 (Feb. 19, 2010) (by Martin Scheinin, Shaheen Sardar Ali & Jeremy Sarkin)
OAS Convention to Prevent and Punish Acts of Terrorism Taking the Form of Crimes Against Persons and Related Extortion that are of International Significance, Feb. 2, 1971, 1438 U.N.T.S. 191.
International Expert Group, The Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability (2013).


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