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War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice: A Global History


ISBN13: 9780230622241
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £26.00



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In this sweeping, definitive work, leading human rights scholar David M. Crowe offers an unflinching look at the long and troubled history of genocide and war crimes.

From atrocities in the ancient world to more recent horrors in Nazi Germany, Cambodia, and Rwanda, Crowe reveals not only the disturbing consistency they have shown over time, but also the often heroic efforts that nations and individuals have made to break seemingly intractable patterns of violence and retribution-in particular, the struggle to create a universally accepted body of international humanitarian law.

He traces the emergence of the idea of 'just war,' early laws of war, the first Geneva Conventions, the Hague peace conferences, and the efforts following World Wars I and II to bring to justice those who violated international law.

He also provides incisive accounts of some of the darkest episodes in recent world history, covering violations of human rights law in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Guatemala, the Iran-Iraq war, Korea, Tibet, and many other contexts. With valuable insights into some of the most vexing issues of today-including controversial US efforts to bring alleged terrorists to justice at Guantanamo Bay, and the challenges facing the International Criminal Court-this is an essential work for understanding humankind's long and often troubled history.

Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
1. Crimes of War: Antiquity to the Middle Ages
2. War and Crimes in China and Post-Medieval Europe
3. Crimes and Colonialism
4. The Birth of the Modern Laws of War: Lieber to Versailles
5. Peace, Law, and the Crimes of World War II
6. The Nuremberg IMT Trial
7. The Tokyo IMT Trial
8. Post-World War II National Trials in Europe and Asia
9. The Genocide and Geneva Conventions: Lemkin, Tibet, Guatemala, and the Korean War
10. IHL: The Soviet-Afghan War, Saddam Hussein, Ad Hoc Tribunals, and Guantanamo
Epilogue: The International Criminal Court