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Accountability for human rights atrocities in international law : beyond the Nuremberg legacy

Accountability for human rights atrocities in international law : beyond the Nuremberg legacy

Author: Steven R Ratner; Jason S Abrams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"More than a half century after the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, nations around the world are increasingly grappling with the need to hold individuals accountable for human rights atrocities. In this innovative book, now in its second edition, Steven R. Ratner and Jason S. Abrams offer a comprehensive study of the promises and limitations of individual accountability as a means of enforcing international human rights  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R Ratner; Jason S Abrams
ISBN: 0198298714 9780198298717 0199248338 9780199248339
OCLC Number: 46619036
Description: xlvii, 435 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Individual accountability for human rights abuses: historical and legal underpinnings --
Genocide and the imperfections of codification --
Crimes against humanity and the inexactitude of custom --
War crimes and the limitations of accountability for acts in armed conflict --
Other abuses incurring individual responsibility under international law --
Expanding and contracting culpability: related crimes, defenses, and other barriers to criminality --
Mechanisms and accountability: framing the issues --
The forum of first resort: national tribunals --
The progeny of Nuremberg: international criminal tribunals --
Non-prosecutorial options: investigatory commissions, civil suits, and immigration measures --
Developing the case: comments on evidence and judicial assistance --
The Khmer Rouge rule over Cambodia: a historical overview --
Applying the law --
Engaging the mechanisms --
Striving for justice: the prospects for individual accountability --
Responsibility: Steven R. Ratner, Jason S. Abrams.
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The authors examine the scope of international crime, the mechanisms created by states for enforcing the law, and the practical difficulties of applying them and conclude with an assessment of the  Read more...


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