International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes

Overview

The book explores recent developments in the international and national prosecution of persons accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. It considers the relationship between national and international law, science and practice, with emphasis on the emerging principle of universial jurisdiction and the effect of "the war on terror" on legal norms.

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Overview

The book explores recent developments in the international and national prosecution of persons accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. It considers the relationship between national and international law, science and practice, with emphasis on the emerging principle of universial jurisdiction and the effect of "the war on terror" on legal norms.

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"The volume is a collection of essays that investigate current developments in the prosecution of human rights crimes on the national and international levels. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (E. W. Webking, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (2), 2007)

"A timely and informative book that aims to assist a wide variety of readers interested in this area of law: academics, jurists, practitioners and human rights activists. … The book contains very interesting and valuable information on the theory and practice of international justice. … this book is essential reading for anyone who is generally interested in the relationship between law and politics at the international level and, in particular, in employing and/or analysing the use of international criminal law to enforce human rights." (Gabriela Echeverria, Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 8 (3), 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540366485
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/14/2006
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Fundamental Questions.- Protection of Human Rights by Means of Criminal Law: On the Relationship between Criminal Law and Politics.- Global Constitutional Struggles: Human Rights between colère publique and colère politique.- The Future of Universal Jurisdiction.- On the Aims and Actual Consequences of International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes.- Developments in Law and Practice.- Prosecuting International Crimes at the National and International Level: Between Justice and Realpolitik.- Addressing the Relationship between State Immunity and Jus Cogens Norms: A Comparative Assessment.- Universal Jurisdiction: Developing and Implementing an Effective Global Strategy.- German International Criminal Law in Practice: From Leipzig to Karlsruhe.- The Pinochet Effect and the Spanish Contribution to Universal Jurisdiction.- Implementing the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in France.- The Political Funeral Procession for the Belgian UJ Statute.- The Approach of the United Kingdom to Crimes under International Law: The Application of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.- Coming to Terms with Genocide in Rwanda: The Role of International and National Justice.- The “War on Terror” in Particular.- Military Necessity, Torture, and the Criminality of Lawyers.- The Prohibition of Torture: Absolute Means Absolute.- Litigating Guantánamo.- Universality, Complementarity, and the Duty to Prosecute Crimes Under International Law in Germany.

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