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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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War Crimes: Confronting Atrocity in the Modern World

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ISBN13: 9781588262097
ISBN: 158826209X
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £44.50

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War crimes are typically discussed in sensational terms or in the dry language of international law. In contrast, David Chuter brings clarity to this complex subject, exploring why atrocities occur and what can be done to identify perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Chuter confronts the real horror of the murder, rape and torture that are subsumed under the dispassionate phrase ""serious violations of international humanitarian law"". But his discerning analysis also situates war crimes in their historical and cultural context - acknowledging the social and cultural mind-sets that allow them to happen - and discusses the political and policy issues surrounding them.

Offering a nuanced typology of war crimes and a thoughtful discussion of the laws relating to them, the book also grapples with such troubling questions as whether the outcomes of tribunals can come close to ""the truth"" - and whether they can help to prevent atrocities in the future.

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International Criminal Law
Introduction - A Grave in the Air; The Basics; The Origins; The Law; The Politics; The Organization; The Investigation; The Arrest; The Trial; The Truth?; The Future - Never Again?