Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account / Edition 1

Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account / Edition 1

by Larry May
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521600510

ISBN-13: 9780521600514

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This analysis of the philosophical foundations of international criminal law focuses on the moral, legal, and political questions that arise when individuals who commit collective crimes, such as crimes against humanity, are held accountable by international criminal tribunals. These tribunals challenge one of the most sacred prerogatives of states—sovereignty

Overview

This analysis of the philosophical foundations of international criminal law focuses on the moral, legal, and political questions that arise when individuals who commit collective crimes, such as crimes against humanity, are held accountable by international criminal tribunals. These tribunals challenge one of the most sacred prerogatives of states—sovereignty—and breaches to this sovereignty can only be justified in limited circumstances. The book should appeal to students of international law, political philosophy, international relations, and human rights theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521600514
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Universal Norms and Moral Minimalism: 1. Introduction; 2. Jus cogens norms; 3. Custom, opinio juris, and consent; Part II. Principles of International Criminal Law: 4. The security principle; 5. The international harm principle; 6. International crime: the case of rape; Part III. Prosecuting International Crimes: 7. Prosecuting minor players for crimes against humanity; 8. Prosecuting state leaders for crimes against humanity; 9. Prosecuting genocide amidst widespread complicity; Part IV. Defenses and Alternatives: 10. Superior orders, duress, and moral perception; 11. The international rule of law; 12. Victims and convictions; 13. Reconciliation and amnesty programs.

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