A New Paradigm of Customary International Criminal Law: The UN War Crimes Commission of 1943–1948 and its Associated Courts and Tribunals (2014)

Dan Plesch & Shanti Sattler Criminal Law Forum, 25 (1-2). pp. 17-43. OpenAccess version here. This article focuses on the United Nations War Crimes Commission’s significant contribution to the development of customary international criminal law defined by the development of international legal standards and proceedings to combat impunity and promote justice. It draws on theContinue reading “A New Paradigm of Customary International Criminal Law: The UN War Crimes Commission of 1943–1948 and its Associated Courts and Tribunals (2014)”

The Relevance of the United Nations War Crimes Commission to the Prosecution of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Today (2014)

Dan Plesch, Susana Sácouto, & Chante Lasco Criminal Law Forum, 25 (1-2). pp. 349-381. Online version not available.

Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes (2017)

Dan Plesch Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2017 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine  Human Rights after Hitler reveals thousands of forgotten US and Allied war crimes prosecutions against Hitler and other Axis war criminals based on a popular movement for justice that stretched from Poland to the Pacific. These cases provide a great foundation for twenty-first-centuryContinue reading “Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes (2017)”

Videos from the International Committee of the Red Cross Conference on Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law, Sri Lanka (2019)

The conference featured alongside monks and generals, historians and religious studies scholars, some of the video presentations can be watched on the site. Mike Charney’s from SOAS, connected history to look for Burmese Buddhist thinking conducive to the tenets of International Humanitarian Law.