It is probably appropriate to begin this discussion by stating that while the author has acted as an official reviewer of records of war crimes trials, and has read and analyzed innumerable records of those trials, he has never personally prosecuted an individual accused of a war crime.' Accordingly, this discussion will necessarily be based upon what others have said and done with respect to the problem of prosecuting war crimes cases before international tribunals. Some people would label such a discussion as "academic", intending the word to be interpreted pejoratively. If "academic" means knowledge gained from the study of what the majority of actors in the arena have done when confronted with the problems of prosecuting charges of the commission of war crimes, then this presentation will, indeed, be "academic". However, the author prefers to consider that a discussion based on the experiences of many such prosecutors is practical and instructive, rather than academic.
Levine, Howard S.
"Prosecuting War Crimes Before an International Tribunal,"
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