Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section A. Individual criminal responsibility
In 1950, during a debate in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the International Law Commission’s work on the Nuremberg Principles, Pakistan stated:
The Nürnberg principles, involving as they did the grave problems of war and peace, were of great importance and deep significance to international law. They proclaimed that … those who violated the laws [and] customs of war or committed inhuman acts against civilian populations thereby rendered themselves guilty of international crimes and liable to judgment and punishment.