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Towards the Development of the International Penal System

ISBN13: 9781107027411
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781316606490

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Based on extensive empirical research, this ground-breaking book describes and analyses existing systems for enforcing sentences of imprisonment imposed by international criminal courts and makes recommendations for the strategic and structural development of the international penal system.

In particular, it advocates a resocialisation-focused international penal policy delivered using restorative justice modalities post-conviction and the creation of an accountable international prison system. Singly or combined, these developments will contribute to the institutionalisation of the international penal system and enhance the international nature of the sanction, the international control over the way international punishment is enforced and the equal treatment of international prisoners.

These developments will also help to ensure that international punishment is principled and progressive and implemented in a humane and effective system.

International Criminal Law

Part I. The International Penal System:
1. The international penal system

Part II. Systems: Systems for the Enforcement of International Punishment: 2. Decentralised national enforcement
3. Centralised international enforcement
4. Localised national enforcement
5. The contemporary international penal system

Part III. Strategy: Developing and Operationalising International Penal Strategy:
6. International penal policy
7. International penal practice
8. Operationalising international penal strategy

Part IV. Structure: Creating an Accountable International Prison System:
9. An international prison system
10. Guarding the guardians

Part V. The Development of the International Penal System:
11. The development of the international penal system.