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HIS 4935: Crimes Against Humanity

Guide to resources and tools for the HIS4935 Course


  1. Shelton, Dinah, (2005). Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Macmillan Reference USA, Detroit, MI.

  2. Byron, Christine, (2009). Melland Schill Studies in International Law : War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Manchester University Press, Manchester, GBR. This book provides a critical analysis of the definitions of war crimes and crimes against humanity as construed in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal

  3. Robertson, Geoffrey, (2006). Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice. New Press, New York. K5301.R63 2006.

  4. May, Larry (2005). Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. K5301 .M39 2005.

  5. Cassese, Antonio (2013). Cassese's International Criminal Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford. K5000 .C37 2013. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, this book discusses: the historical evolution of international criminal law; the legal definition of the so-called core crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide) plus aggression, torture and terrorism; the forms and modes of criminal responsibility; and the main issues related to the prosecution and punishment of international crimes at the national and international level, including amnesties, statutes of limitations, and immunities.

  6. Geras, Norman (2011). Crimes Against Humanity: Birth of a Concept. Manchester University Press, Manchester, GBR.

  7. Lattimer, M., & Sands, P. (2003). Justice for crimes against humanity. Oxford: Hart Pub. K5301.J87 2003. 

  8. Ntoubandi, F. Z. (2007). Amnesty For Crimes against Humanity Under International Law. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. 

  9. Paust, J. J., Bassiouni, M. C., Scharf, M. P., Sadat, L. N., Gurulé, J., Zagaris, B., & Paust, J. J. (2014). Human Rights Module: On Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, Other Crimes against Human Rights, and War Crimes. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

  10. Law of War Workshop Deskbook (2000). Brian J. Bill (ed). W.S. Hein, Buffalo, NY.

  11. Henckaerts, J.-M., Doswald-Beck, L., Alvermann, C., & International Committee of the Red Cross. (2005). Customary International Humanitarian Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  12. Bouchet-Saulnier, F., In Brav, L., & In Michel, C. (2014). The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law.

  13. Mettraux, G. (2006). International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals. Oxford University Press.

  14. Bohlander, M. (2007). International Criminal Justice: A Critical Analysis of Institutions and Procedures. London: Cameron May.

  15. Zahar, A., & Sluiter, G. (2008). International Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction. Oxford [UK: Oxford University Press.

  16. Helm, A. M., & Naval War College (U.S.). (2007). The Law of War in the 21st Century: Weaponry and the Use of Force. Newport, RI: Naval War College.


  1. Heller, K. J. (2011). The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the origins of international criminal law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. KZ1176.5.H45 2011.
    A comprehensive legal analysis of the twelve war-crimes trials held in the American zone of occupation between 1946 and 1949, collectively known as the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT).
  2. Olusanya, O. (2005). Sentencing war crimes and crimes against humanity under the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Groningen: Europa Law Pub. KZ1203.A12O454 2005.
  3. Akçam, T. (2012). The Young Turks' crime against humanity: The Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. DS195.5 .A4189 2012.
  4. Crimes against Humanity: When Will Indonesia’s Military Be Held Accountable for Deliberate and Systematic Abuses in West Papua? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia, The Pacific and the Global Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives. 111th Congress, September 22, 2010.
  5. Totani, Y. (2008). The Tokyo war crimes trial: The pursuit of justice in the wake of World War II. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center.
  6. Klip, A., & Sluiter, G. (1999). Annotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals. Cambridge: Intersentia. KZ6310 .A5 1999.


Grzyb, A. F. (2009). The world and Darfur: International response to crimes against humanity in western Sudan. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

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