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Arne Willy Dahl


Arne Willy Dahl is Judge Advocate General for the Norwegian Armed Forces, and in that capacity responsible for penal prosecution in military cases and for legal advice in summary punishment cases. He is currently Honorary President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. Since 1982, he has been lecturer at the Army Academy, Judge Advocate for Eastern Norway, District Attorney (Public Prosecutor) in Oslo, Head of the Legal Services of the Norwegian Armed Forces, and Prosecutor at the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions with special responsibility for war crimes. He has written a handbook on military international law.

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Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes

by Richard Sousa, Morten Bergsmo, Arne Willy Dahlvia Analysis
Monday, July 22, 2013

Accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide has received increased international attention since the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 1993 (‘ICTY’). Internationalized criminal tribunals were subsequently established for Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Iraq and Lebanon, and we have seen high profile war crimes cases against former leaders such as Slobodan Milošević, Saddam Hussein and Charles Taylor. Although there have been some controversies and setbacks, the overall trend since the mid-1990s has been one of increased support for accountability for flagrant violations of international criminal law.