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Federica Mucci
Short And Quickly Delivered, Yet Quite Full Of Meaning: The International Criminal Court Judgment About The Intentional Destruction Of Cultural Heritage In Timbuktu
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The judgment rendered by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 27 September 2016 in the case Al Faqi Al Mahdi was much awaited for and – for better or for worse – will be remembered as the first decision of an international criminal tribunal in a case completely dedicated to acts directed at cultural heritage1. The Nuremberg Tribunal and the International Criminal Tribunal for ex Yugoslavia (ICTY) included in their judgments very important findings about acts directed at cultural properties, evaluating them in connection with other kinds of charges, they never handed down, though, a sentence solely on those grounds.

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