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The birth of the new justice : the internationalization of crime and punishment, 1919-1950

Author: Mark Lewis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2014
Series: Oxford studies in modern European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Birth of the New Justice' is a history of the attempts to instate ad hoc and permanent international criminal courts and new international criminal laws from the end of World War I to the beginning of the Cold War. The purpose of these courts was to repress aggressive war, war crimes, terrorism, and genocide. 00Rather than arguing that these legal projects were attempts by state governments to project a "liberal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lewis
ISBN: 9780198783251 0198783256 9780199660285 019966028X
OCLC Number: 957643021
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Awards: Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History 2013
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction1: Nineteenth Century Precursors of an International Criminal Legal System2: The Birth of the New Justice at the Paris Peace Conference3: Crimes against Humanity and Crimes of Denationalization: The Victory of Political Expediency Over Justice4: Blueprints for International Criminal Courts and Their Political Rejection in the 1920s5: International Terrorism in the 1920s and 1930s: The Response of European States through the League of Nations and the Attempt to Create an International Criminal Court6: The Search for a Victim-Centered New Justice, 1942-1946: The World Jewish Congress and the Institute of Jewish Affairs7: The Genocide Convention: The Gutting of Preventative Measures, 1946-19488: Revising the Geneva Conventions, 1946-1949: Synthesizing the Old and New JusticeEpilogueConclusion
Series Title: Oxford studies in modern European history.
Responsibility: Mark Lewis.

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A history of the attempts to introduce international criminal courts and new international criminal laws after World War I to repress aggressive war, war crimes, terrorism, and genocide.  Read more...

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