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The justice cascade : how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics

Author: Kathryn Sikkink
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2011
Series: Norton Series of World Politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past three decades, hundreds of government officials have gone from being immune to any accountability for their human rights violations to being the subjects of highly publicized trials in Latin America, Europe, and Africa, resulting in enormous media attention and severe consequences. Here, renowned scholar Kathryn Sikkink brings to light the groundbreaking emergence of these human rights trials as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Sikkink
ISBN: 9780393079937 0393079937
OCLC Number: 778618579
Awards: Winner of Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (Grand Prize) 2012
Description: viii, 342 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Creating individual accountability. Navigating without a map : human rights trials in southern Europe ; Argentina : from pariah state to global protagonist. Part II. Spreading ideas about individual accountability. Interlude : how does the Argentine experience spread? ; The streams of the justice cascade. Part III. Do human rights prosecutions make a difference? The effects of human rights prosecutions in Latin America ; Global deterrence and human rights prosecutions ; Is the United States immune to the justice cascade?. Part IV. Conclusions. Policy, theory, and the justice cascade
Series Title: Norton Series of World Politics
Responsibility: Kathryn Sikkink

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Acclaimed scholar Kathryn Sikkink examines the important and controversial new trend of holding political leaders criminally accountable for human rights violations.  Read more...

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