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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Peace Without Justice

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Sterling JohnsonCentral Michigan University, USA

ISBN13: 9780754620754
ISBN: 0754620751
Published: April 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

America purports to be a nation of ""laws not men"". A nation where no individual is above the law. However, in the community of nations, American foreign policy behaviour reflects the image of a nation that perceives itself to be above the law of nations.;With the evolution of the international legal regime and also the creation of the International Criminal Court, US foreign policy behaviour has been called into question as never before. The US is not a signatory to the Rome Treaty that created the International Criminal Court and has subsequently rejected both the Rome Treaty and the ICC. This volume provides an examination of the attitudes, policies and constitutional issues behind this rejection.

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The dubious promise; War crime and punishment - an overview; International justice and the League of Nations; Regime theory - the transformation of sovereignty; The jurisdiction debate; The Rome statute; The US and international criminal prosecution; The death penalty and international law; Lockerbie - the politics of international criminal justice; Hegemonic justice - extradition via abduction; Constitutional interpretation and international law; The Yugoslav and Rwandan tribunals; The US and Iraq - invested in instability?.