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Crimes against humanity : the struggle for global justice

Author: Geoffrey Robertson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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In this fourth edition of the book that has inspired the global justice movement, Geoffrey Robertson QC explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder. He shows how human rights standards can be enforced against cruel governments, armies and multi-national corporations. This seminal work now contains a critical perspective on recent events, such as the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Robertson
ISBN: 9780141974835 0141974834
OCLC Number: 823688956
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Description: xli, 959 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The human rights story --
2. The post-war world --
3. The rights of humankind --
4. Twenty-first century blues --
5. War law --
6. An end to impunity? --
7. Slouching towards nemesis --
8. The case of General Pinochet --
9. The Balkan trials --
10. The International Criminal Court --
11. Justice in demand --
12. Terrorism: 9/11 and beyond --
13. Toppling tyrants: the case of Saddam Hussein --
14. The Guernica paradox: bombing for humanity.
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Explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder. This book shows how human rights standards can be enforced against cruel governments,  Read more...

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His arguments are exceptionally clear and comprehensible, and legal complexities are rendered into simple and lucid prose * Sunday Telegraph *

 
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