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Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Sources and Commentary
by Knut Dörmann, Louise Doswald-Beck, Robert Kolb -- This provides insight into the negotiating history that led to the adoption of the international elements of war crimes. It presents existing jurisprudence relevant to the interpretation of the war crimes in the ICC Statute. It serves as a tool in the implementation of international humanitarian law in cases dealing with war crimes and offers practitioners (judges, prosecutors and lawyers) and academics critical information on the substance of the crimes.

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When the first English immigrants arrived on the eastern seaboard of North America, Native Americans drank very little alcohol, not all tribes made it, and the ones who did were low in alcohol. They preferred to brew tea from sassafras and wild mint, and a drink from sumac berries called sumacade.

How Alcohol Works - In 1997, Americans drank an average of 2 gallons, 7.57 liters, of alcohol per person. 1 6-pack of beer, 2 glasses of wine and 3 - 4 mixed drinks per week. 35% of adults don't consume alcohol.

Alcohol & binge drinking Scotland

AMA urges ban on alcohol ads -- Citing new evidence that underage drinkers are at a high risk of brain damage, the American Medical Association called on the television industry to stop running alcohol commercials on programs that air before 10 p.m. or that draw youthful audiences (15% or more underage).

The Deadliest Drug: Maine's addiction to alcohol -- A compelling look at a problem so common that its costs are seldom counted.

Binge-Drinking-Related Consequences in College Students: Role of Drinking Beliefs and Mother - Teen Communications

Alcohol-Crime Link - The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report, "Substance Abuse and Treatment, State and Federal Prisoners, 1997," discusses alcohol and other drugs and makes clear both are strongly associated with crime. 51% of offenders were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of their offense, and 3/4 of all inmates were characterized as being "alcohol or drug involved." Join Together Online

Apparent Per Capita Ethanol Consumption -- In 1986, 5.8 billion gallons of beer, 585.3 million gallons of wine, and 394.7 million gallons of spirits were sold in the US.

Booze, God and 12 Steps -- Even generous reports estimate the success rate of AA and other 12-step programs at no more than 10%.

Is Abstinence the Only Way to Beat a Drinking Problem?

Grandiosity, rigidity, and intolerance of ambiguity, and a tendency to obsess about things are among the traits associated with the dry drunk. The dry drunk quits drinking, but his or her obsession with the bottle is often replaced with other obsessions.

Alcoholics Discriminated - Against in Liver Transplant Programs - "Heavy drinking leading to alcoholic cirrhosis is widely regarded as morally wrong and there has been some discrimination against alcoholics in liver transplant programs," the researchers said. "Our data indicates that liver transplantation is justified for alcoholic cirrhosis." Join Together Online

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Gin: The Much Lamented Death of Madam Geneva
by Patrick Dillon
"When a man is tired of London," said Samuel Johnson in 1750, "he is tired of life." The London of Johnson and Boswell, of Henry Fielding and William Hogarth, was bursting with energy, enterprise and risk. It was also deeply mired in one of direst drug epidemics the world has ever seen. A fascinating chronicle of a time when the social, economic, and political machinery of Britain was kept lubricated by this cheap, plentiful, and often deadly elixir. Brilliantly researched, with far reaching implications for the drug wars of our time, a fast-paced chronicle of the making, selling, and regulating of a powerful intoxicant, and of its disastrous effects on ordinary people.

The European Union and Internal Security: Guardian of the People?
by Valsamis Mitsilegas, Jorg Monar Wyn Rees
In the post-Cold War period new security threats have arisen in Western Europe. Among these, organized crime and illegal immigration are acknowledged to represent significant security challenges. The EU and Internal Security analyzes the nature of these challenges and investigates how the EU has been evolving to counter them. Written by experts in the fields of political science and law, this book addresses a hitherto neglected area of study.

Japanese War Crimes by Peter Li (Editor), International Citizens' Forum on War Crimes and Redress

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