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Judging War Criminals: The Politics of International Justice

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Yves BeigbederTeacher, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland

ISBN13: 9780333681534
ISBN: 0333681533
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £116.00



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In June 1998, diplomats met in Rome to draft the Statute of an International Criminal Court. Based on the precedents of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals and of the War Crimes Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the new Court will judge individuals, not States.;This book discusses how unpunished mass slaughters have occurred in many countries, and how national justice is often ineffective. It states that truth and reconciliation commissions complement but do not replace justice, and that international ""Peoples"" Tribunals have no international legitimacy. It is hoped that a permanent, international criminal court may combat impunity and deter more crimes.

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Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
List of Tables - Foreword - Preface and Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Humanitarian Law: From Normative Thrust to Criminal Enforcement - The Nuremberg Precedent - The Tokyo Trial - The Hidden, Denied and Unpunished Mass Crimes - Truth and Reconciliation - Impunity, National Justice and Foreign Courts - International People's Tribunals - The International Tribunal for Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia - The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - The Slow Birth of an International Criminal Court - International Justice and Politics - Notes - Select Bibliography - Index