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Aggression and crimes against peace

Author: Larry May
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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In this volume, the third in his trilogy on the philosophical and legal aspects of war and conflict, Larry May locates a normative grounding for the crime of aggression - the only one of the three crimes charged at Nuremberg that is not currently being prosecuted - that is similar to that for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry May
ISBN: 9780521894319 052189431X 9780521719155 0521719151
OCLC Number: 171614678
Description: x, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part A: Pacifism and just wars. Introduction : between the horrors and necessity of war ; Grotius and contingent pacifism ; International solidarity and the duty to aid --
Part B: Rethinking the normative ad bellum principles. The principle of priority or first strike ; The principle of just cause ; The principle of proportionality --
Part C: The precedent of Nuremberg. Custom and the Nuremberg "precedent" ; Prosecuting military and political leaders ; Prosecuting civilians for complicity : The Krupp --
Part D: Conceptualizing the crime of aggression. Defining state aggression ; Act and circumstance in the crime of aggression ; Individual mens rea and collective liability --
Part E: Hard cases and concluding thoughts. Humanitarian interventions ; Terrorist aggression ; Defending international criminal trials for aggression.
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