International Criminal Law and Philosophy / Edition 1

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The purpose of this book series is to clarify and improve the theoretical foundations of international law. Too often the progressive development and implementation of international law has foundered on confusion about first principles. This series will raise the level of public and scholarly discussion about the structure and purposes of the world legal order and how best to achieve global justice through law.

The idea for this series grows out of the International Legal Theory project of the American Society of International Law. Each year for the past decade, the ASIL has devoted special attention to a different aspect of international law and has invited scholars and practitioners to discuss the theoretical basis of such topics as customary international law, humanitarian law, and human rights. The ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory series will deepen this exchange by publishing scholarly monographs and edited volumes of essays considering subjects in international legal theory.

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"We can hope that this well-done volume, full of provocative and interesting articles, will help encourage more work in the area." - Concurring Opinions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521191517
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2009
  • Series: ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry May is a Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St Louis and Strategic Research Professor of Social Justice at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra. He is the author or editor of more than 70 articles and more than 20 books, including The Morality of War; Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account, which won a best book prize from the North American Society for Social Philosophy and an honorable mention from the American Society of International Law; War Crimes and Just War, which won the Frank Chapman Sharp Prize for best book on the philosophy of war and peace by the American Philosophical Association; Aggression and Crimes Against Peace, which won a best book prize from the International Association of Penal Law; and Genocide: A Normative Account.

Zachary Hoskins is a doctoral candidate at Washington University in St Louis. He is the author of 'On Highest Authority: Do Religious Reasons Have a Place in Public Policy Debates', published in Social Theory and Practice (2009).

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Sovereignty and universal jurisdiction

Pt. 2 Culture, groups, and corporations

Pt. 3 Justice and international criminal

Pt. 4 Punishment and reconciliation

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