Canadian Judge Convicts Rwandan in Genocide – NYTimes.com
Aside from providing a measure of justice (more important) for the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, this story is also an example (less important) of how international law functions. Erga omnes offenses are articulated in international treaties, then adopted domestically by governments, who in turn effectively enforce these rules to prosecute individuals and establish a record of opinio juris, practice, and general principles for the perpetuation of international rules.
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