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Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals

Author: William Schabas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As international criminal courts and tribunals have proliferated and international criminal law is increasingly seen as a key tool for bringing the world's worst perpetrators to account, the controversies surrounding the international trials of war criminals have grown. War crimes tribunals have to deal with accusations of victor's justice, bad prosecutorial policy and case management, and of jeopardizing fragile  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Schabas
ISBN: 9780198712954 0198712952 9780199653072 0199653070
OCLC Number: 864787503
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Unimaginable atrocities" : identifying international crimes --
2. Nullum crimen sine lege --
3. Victors' justice? : selecting targets for prosecution --
4. The genocide mystique --
5. Mens rea, actus reus, and the role of the state --
6. History, international justice, and the right to truth --
7. No peace without justice? : the amnesty quandary --
8. Crimes against peace.
Responsibility: William Schabas.

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As international criminal justice has grown in prominence, so have the challenges facing it. This book discusses the unresolved questions and dilemmas confronted by international war crimes courts.  Read more...

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