The disunity of the modem world is a fact; but so, in truer sense, is its unity. The essential and
manifold solidarity, coupled with necessity of securing the rule of law and the elimination of
war, constitutes a harmony of interest which has been basis more real and tangible than the
illusion of the sentimentalists or the hypocrisy of those satisfied with the existing status quo. The
ultimate harmony of interests which within the state finds expression in the estimation of private
violence is not misleading invention of nineteenth century liberalism. 1 More impmiant is that he
was among the very early proponents for an establishment of an International Criminal Court to
try perpetrators of these heinous crimes.
As the global community settles in to take account of the successes so far registered in the
struggle for human liberty especially in the area of safeguarding human rights, certain realities
keep on rearing their ugly heads. These are the realities that, although a mile stone has been
registered in the human rights front especially since the end of World War II, the world cannot
be said to be a haven for peace as such free from human rights violation. Another said reality is
that behind much of the savagery of modern history lies untold impunity by the traditional stateactors and non-actors.
Tyrants commit large scale of inhuman acts, including ones perpetrated against civilians in the
form of gross human rights abuse such as genocide. Too often, tyrannical regimes use violence
1 Hersch Lauleipacht. speaking at Chatham House in 1941, as bombs fell over Covent1y and his family was being
destroyed by the Nazis in Poland.
and intimidation to shut down any prospect of domestic prosecution. Over the past decade,
however, a slowly emerging system of international justice has begun to break this pattern of
impunity in national courts in Europe and United States of America.
In the recent past, especially in the years succeeding the Cold Wm· era,2 the rivalry led to
"worrying arms" race which fueled tension of the possibility of break-up of world legal order.
However, the rivalry was contained as socialism significantly lost suppmi, the international
community has taken unprecedented steps to limit the impunity, all too often associated with
human rights atrocities; manslaughter, forced dislocation of ethnic groups, tmiure, and rape as a
weapon of war: while rape has been treated traditionally simply as an act physical assault,
International Jurisprudence as regards human rights is fast changing and rape is today
appreciated as a crime against humanity in case it is done under circumstances of hostilities.
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