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Law, war and crime : war crimes trials and the reinvention of international law

Author: Gerry J Simpson
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From events at Nuremberg and Tokyo after World War II, to the recent trials of Slobodan Milošević and Saddam Hussein, war crimes trials are an increasingly pervasive feature of the aftermath of conflict. In his new book, Law, War and Crime, Gerry Simpson explores the meaning and effect of such trials, and places them in their broader political and cultural contexts. The book traces the development of the war
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simpson, Gerry J.
Law, war and crime.
Cambridge : Polity, 2007
(OCoLC)607178890
Online version:
Simpson, Gerry J.
Law, war and crime.
Cambridge : Polity, 2007
(OCoLC)608456248
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerry J Simpson
ISBN: 9780745630229 0745630227 0745630235 9780745630236 9780745674568 0745674569
OCLC Number: 74967319
Description: ix, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Law's politics: war crimes trials and political trials --
2. Law's place: internationalism and localism --
3. Law's subjects: individual responsibility and collective guilt --
4. Law's promise: punishment, memory and dissent --
5. Law's anxieties: show trials --
6. Law's hegemony: the juridification of war --
7. Law's origins: pirates --
8. Law's fate.
Responsibility: Gerry Simpson.

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Law, War and Crime examines the meaning of war crime trials and their cultural and political effects. Gerry Simpson traces the development the origins of the war crimes field from the outlawing of  Read more...

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