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Prosecuting heads of state

Author: Ellen L Lutz; Caitlin Reiger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Since 1990, 65 former heads of state or government have been legitimately prosecuted for serious human rights or financial crimes. Many of these leaders were brought to trial in reasonably free and fair judicial processes, and some served time in prison as a result. This book explores the reasons for the meteoric rise in trials of senior leaders and the motivations, public dramas, and intrigues that accompanied  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)244695396
(OCoLC)299244395
(OCoLC)718275611
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen L Lutz; Caitlin Reiger
ISBN: 9780521491099 0521491096 9780521756709 0521756707
OCLC Number: 244695396
Description: xxi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger --
Prosecutions of heads of state in Europe / Ellen L. Lutz --
Prosecutions of heads of state in Latin America / Naomi Roht-Arriaza --
The multiple prosecutions of Augusto Pinochet / Naomi Roht-Arrizaz --
A leader takes flight : the indictment of Alberto Fujimori / Ronald Gamarra --
Charm and punishment : how the Philippines' leading man became its most famous prisoner / Abby Wood --
Shifting legitimacy : the trials of Frederick Chiluba / Paul Lewis --
A justice "trickle-down" : Rwanda's first post-genocide president on trial / Lars Waldorf --
Justice squandered? : the trial of Slobodan Milošević / Emir Suljagić --
A big man in a small cell : Charles Taylor and the Special Court for Sierra Leone / Abdul Tejan-Cole --
Political pedagogy, Baghdad style : the Dujail trial of Saddam Hussein / Miranda Sissons and Marieke Wierda --
Conclusion / Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen L. Lutz, Caitlin Reiger.
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The meteoric rise in criminal prosecutions of former heads of state is examined for the first time in this probing and engaging narrative.  Read more...

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