To pursue international legal norms of justice in the closing decade of the twentieth century is to invite anguish. Preoccupied with mere survival and afflicted by growing suffering, our species has now become an intolerable burden to itself. Although the intent of inter-. national law is to reduce or even to reverse such tragic self-destructiveness, for the present, at least, emancipation will have to arise largely from non-jurisprudential sources.
Louis R. Beres, Prosecuting Iraqi Crimes: Fulfilling the Expectations of International Law After the Gulf War, 10 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 425 (1992).