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Crimes against humanity : birth of a concept

Author: Norman Geras
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
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This book tells the story of the emergence of the concept of crimes against humanity. It examines its origins, the ethical assumptions underpinning it, its legal and philosophical boundaries, and some of the controversies connected with it. A brief historical introduction is followed by an exploration of the various meanings of the term?crimes against humanity? that have been suggested; a definition is proposed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Geras, Norman.
Crimes Against Humanity : Birth of a concept.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Geras
ISBN: 9781847794611 1847794610
OCLC Number: 818847515
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Origins and development; 2. Why against humanity?; 3. A jurisdictional threshold; 4. Humanitarian intervention; 5. Utopia into law; Appendix: Review of Larry May; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Norman Geras.

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This is an accessible and informative guide to the evolution of the concept of crimes against humanity- a hugely influential concept which has had a marked impact on modern international politics,  Read more...

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