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dc.contributor.authorBikundo, Edwin
dc.contributor.editorFournet, Caroline
dc.contributor.editorMatwijkiw, Anja
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-12T01:08:54Z
dc.date.available2020-06-12T01:08:54Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn978- 90- 04- 36443- 1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394563
dc.description.abstractUnder the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court unlawful medical experiments are only criminalised as war crimes. They are not explicitly includ-ed under the rubric of crimes against humanity. This is despite there being both indictments and convictions at Nuremberg for the offences both as war crimes and as crimes against humanity. Furthermore, in the Rome Statute crimes against humanity no longer require a nexus with an armed conflict whereas war crimes must be linked to an armed conflict. Given that there is no necessary link between unlawful medical experiments and armed conflict, and it is consequently unde-sirable to presume that no unlawful medical experiments could occur absent an armed conflict, this would appear to be a notable omission that requires remedial consideration especially given the unique and specific offensiveness of imposing harm on any unwilling individual for purposes of a claimed benefit to humanity as a whole.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipGriffith University
dc.publisherBrill Nijhoff
dc.publisher.placeLeiden/Boston
dc.publisher.urihttps://brill.com/view/title/36467
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleBio Law and International Criminal Law: Towards Interdisciplinary Synergies
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom70
dc.relation.ispartofpageto86
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleThe Case for Decoupling Unlawful Experimentsfrom the Armed Conflict Nexus
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBikundo, E, The Case for Decoupling Unlawful Experiments from the Armed Conflict Nexus, Bio Law and International Criminal Law: Towards Interdisciplinary Synergies, 2020, 1, pp. 70-86
dc.date.updated2020-06-11T23:10:48Z
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