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International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes
     

International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes

by Wolfgang Kaleck (Editor), Michael Ratner (Editor), Tobias Singelnstein (Editor), Peter Weiss (Editor)
 

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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540366485
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
10/05/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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