International Legal Aspect of War Crimes of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey in the First World War against Serbs Cover Image

Међународноправни аспект ратних злочина Аустроугарске, Немачке, Бугарске и Турске у Првом светском рату који су извршени над Србима
International Legal Aspect of War Crimes of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey in the First World War against Serbs

Author(s): Jelena Đ. Lopičić Janičić
Subject(s): Criminal Law, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Military history, Political history, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Centar za unapređivanje pravnih studija
Keywords: First World War 1914-1918; Austria-Hungary; Germany; Bulgaria; Turkey; War Crimes; International Law; Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV 1907); Rules on Laws and Customs of War on Land;

Summary/Abstract: This work deals with international legal aspect of the small part of the massive war crimes that were committed by arm forces of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey during the First World War against Serbian civilian population, prisoners of war, the wounded and sick. These war crimes were committed in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as in the concentration camps in Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey. Austria, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey on daily basis severely violated existing international Convention on the Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV 1907), Rules on Laws and Customs of War on Land from 1907 as well as customary international law of war, although listed countries were signatories to the said Convention and Rules from 1907 and were obliged to adhere to and implement the same. This article is a modest contribution to refute the attempts of revision of the responsibilities of the defeated Central Powers Austria, Germany, Hungary and Turkey in the First World War their aggression, occupation of Serbia and the massive war crimes, as well as all attempts to shift the responsibility on Serbia and Russia.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 357-378
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian