Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account / Edition 1

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Overview

"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.
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"Larry May brings an unusual combination of talents to this probing analysis of international criminal justice: philosophical insight and experience as a practicing criminal lawyer. Philosophers as well as international lawyers and experts on international relations will profit from his balanced and sensitive discussion." Allen Buchanan, Duke University

"May's book is notable both for taking on some often-ignored elements of international law as a system, and for helping start a conversation about the best way--whether it ultimately be legal or otherwise--of really tackling evils with an international scope." - Daniel H. Levine, University of Maryland at College Park

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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry May is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University, St Louis.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Jus Cogens norms 24
3 Custom, Opinio Juris, and consent 40
4 The security principle 63
5 The international harm principle 80
6 International crime : the case of rape 96
7 Prosecuting "minor players" for crimes against humanity 115
8 Prosecuting state leaders for crimes against humanity 139
9 Prosecuting genocide amidst widespread complicity 157
10 Superior orders, duress, and moral perception 179
11 The international rule of law 201
12 Victims and convictions 220
13 Reconciliation and amnesty programs 235
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