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1999 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3–7 May 1999 Vol. 2

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Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials from 42 jurisdictions met in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3-7 May 1999. This is the second of two volumes containing most of the Memoranda prepared for the meeting, together with the Agenda and the Communiqué.

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Strengthening International Humanitarian Law at the National Level

The establishment of the International Criminal Court following the recently concluded Treaty of Rome has helped to sharpen the focus of the international community on the various Geneva Conventions and their Protocols which both complement and supplement existing national laws to ensure that certain crimes such as genocide do not go unpunished. The establishment of the Court is the end result of years of effort to galvanise international opinion behind the need to punish serious violations of international law, including crimes which are now generally recognised as crimes against humanity.

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