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BOOK REVIEWS FROM HUMAN RIGHTS TO INTERNATIONAL CRIIMINAL LAW. STUDIES IN HONOUR OF AN AFRICAN JURIST, THE LATE JUDGE LAÏTY KAMA ­ DES DROITS DE L'HOMME AU DROIT INTERNATIONAL PÉNAL. ETUDES EN L'HONNEUR D'UN JURISTE AFRICAIN, FEU LE JUGE LAÏTY KAMA, DECAUX (E.), DIENG (A.) & SOW (M.) (EDS.), LEIDEN / BOSTON, MARTINUS NIJHOFF PUBLISHERS, 2007, X-774P. Reviewed by * This book was written in honour of Judge Laïty Kama for pioneering the outcome of the tribunal's jurisprudence and for his contributions towards the development of law and jurisprudence of individual international criminal responsibility. These developments made lasting impact in the fields of human rights and international humanitarian law. Judge Laïty Kama was the first President of the ICTR from 1995 to 1999, and thereafter the Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber II until his death in 2001. He presided in the first trials of the ICTR. He contributed enormously to the development of the Rwandan Tribunal. One of the most outstanding developments is that the ICTR provided the first ever working judicial definition of the crime of genocide and succeeded in explaining in a judicial context why and how the atrocities occurred in Rwanda in the Akayesu case. Judge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Yearbook of International Law Online Brill

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Brill
Copyright
Copyright 2008 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1380-7412
eISSN
2211-6176
D.O.I.
10.1163/22116176-90000029
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FROM HUMAN RIGHTS TO INTERNATIONAL CRIIMINAL LAW. STUDIES IN HONOUR OF AN AFRICAN JURIST, THE LATE JUDGE LAÏTY KAMA ­ DES DROITS DE L'HOMME AU DROIT INTERNATIONAL PÉNAL. ETUDES EN L'HONNEUR D'UN JURISTE AFRICAIN, FEU LE JUGE LAÏTY KAMA, DECAUX (E.), DIENG (A.) & SOW (M.) (EDS.), LEIDEN / BOSTON, MARTINUS NIJHOFF PUBLISHERS, 2007, X-774P. Reviewed by * This book was written in honour of Judge Laïty Kama for pioneering the outcome of the tribunal's jurisprudence and for his contributions towards the development of law and jurisprudence of individual international criminal responsibility. These developments made lasting impact in the fields of human rights and international humanitarian law. Judge Laïty Kama was the first President of the ICTR from 1995 to 1999, and thereafter the Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber II until his death in 2001. He presided in the first trials of the ICTR. He contributed enormously to the development of the Rwandan Tribunal. One of the most outstanding developments is that the ICTR provided the first ever working judicial definition of the crime of genocide and succeeded in explaining in a judicial context why and how the atrocities occurred in Rwanda in the Akayesu case. Judge

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Published: Jan 1, 2006

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