Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account / Edition 1

Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account / Edition 1

by Larry May
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521600510

ISBN-13: 9780521600514

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Crimes Against Humanity is the first booklength treatment of the philosophical foundations of international criminal law. Its focus is 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…  See more details below

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"Crimes Against Humanity is the first booklength treatment of the philosophical foundations of international criminal law. Its focus is 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 perogatives of states - sovereignty - breaches of which can be justified only in limited circumstances, following what the author calls a "minimalist account" of the justification of international prosecution." Crimes Against Humanity will appeal to anyone with an interest in 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

1Introduction3
2Jus Cogens norms24
3Custom, Opinio Juris, and consent40
4The security principle63
5The international harm principle80
6International crime : the case of rape96
7Prosecuting "minor players" for crimes against humanity115
8Prosecuting state leaders for crimes against humanity139
9Prosecuting genocide amidst widespread complicity157
10Superior orders, duress, and moral perception179
11The international rule of law201
12Victims and convictions220
13Reconciliation and amnesty programs235

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