The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse

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The Case of the Pope delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world.

Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? Should he and his seat of power, the Holy See, continue to enjoy an immunity that places them above the law?

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Overview

The Case of the Pope delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world.

Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? Should he and his seat of power, the Holy See, continue to enjoy an immunity that places them above the law?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780241953846
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 960,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Suffer the Little Children 1

2 Sins of the Fathers 14

3 Canon Law 42

4 The Lateran Treaty 63

5 The Statehood Test 79

6 The Holy See and the United Nations 96

7 The Convention on the Rights of the Child 112

8 A Case to Answer? 121

9 Crimes Against Humanity 134

10 Can the Pope be Sued? 151

11 Reflections 163

Appendix A A bishop on the stand 175

Appendix B Extracts from Crimen Sollicitationis 189

Appendix C Extracts from Sacramentorum sanctitatus tutela: Apostolic letter from Cardinal Ratzinger (2001) 198

Appendix D de gravioribus delictis (July 2010) 201

Bibliography 205

Notes 214

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