The Resource Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals, William Schabas

Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals, William Schabas

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Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals
Title
Unimaginable atrocities
Title remainder
justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals
Statement of responsibility
William Schabas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As international criminal courts and tribunals have proliferated and international criminal law is increasingly seen as a key tool for bringing the world's worst perpetrators to account, the controversies surrounding the international trials of war criminals have grown. War crimes tribunals have to deal with accusations of victor's justice, bad prosecutorial policy and case management, and of jeopardizing fragile peace in post-conflict situations. In this exceptional book, one of the leading writers in the field of international criminal law explores these controversial issues in a manner that is accessible both to lawyers and to general readers. Professor William Schabas begins by considering the discipline of international criminal law, outlining the differing approaches to the description of international crimes and examining the frequent claims relating to the retroactive application of these crimes. The book then discusses the relationship between genocide and crimes against humanity, studying the fascination with what Schabas calls the 'genocide mystique'. International criminal tribunals have often been stigmatized as an exercise in victor's justice. This book traces how this critique developed and the difficulty it poses to the identification of situations for prosecution by the International Criminal Court. The claim that amnesty for international crimes is prohibited by international law is challenged, with a more nuanced approach to the relationship between justice and peace being proposed. Throughout the book there is a strong historical perspective, with constant reference to the early experiments in international justice at Nuremberg and Tokyo. The work also analyses the growing pains of the International Criminal Court as it enters its second decade. -- Book jacket
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DLC
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1950-
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Schabas, William
Dewey number
345/.0235
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ7145
LC item number
.S33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War crimes
  • International criminal law
  • International criminal courts
  • International criminal courts
  • International criminal law
  • War crimes
Label
Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals, William Schabas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • "Unimaginable atrocities" : identifying international crimes
  • Nullum crimen sine lege
  • Victors' justice? : selecting targets for prosecution
  • The genocide mystique
  • Mens rea, actus reus, and the role of the state
  • History, international justice, and the right to truth
  • No peace without justice? : the amnesty quandary
  • Crimes against peace
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780199653072
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012932002
System control number
  • 4213210-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4213210
  • (Sirsi) o768071546
  • (OCoLC)768071546
Label
Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals, William Schabas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • "Unimaginable atrocities" : identifying international crimes
  • Nullum crimen sine lege
  • Victors' justice? : selecting targets for prosecution
  • The genocide mystique
  • Mens rea, actus reus, and the role of the state
  • History, international justice, and the right to truth
  • No peace without justice? : the amnesty quandary
  • Crimes against peace
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780199653072
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012932002
System control number
  • 4213210-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4213210
  • (Sirsi) o768071546
  • (OCoLC)768071546

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