This presentation explores the value of moral acts performed by war criminals, and the extent to which they should alleviate the punishment these individuals ought to receive for violating the rules of war. Despite the necessity of retribution in war crimes cases, it argues that we should not neglect rule out the possibility of considering lesser punishments for war criminals who decide to perform a moral act that will result in the preservation of a large number of human lives and not impair the implementation of a just peace in the aftermath of the conflict. Jean-Francois Caron's research focuses on the conditions for unity and political stability in multinational states, the redefinition of national identities in context of ethnocultural diversity, as well as contemporary War Ethics. He received his PhD from Laval University in September 2010.
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