Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law
Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy 3rd Revised edition
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Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law by Steven R. Ratner
Book DescriptionThis book explores the promises and limitations of holding individuals accountable for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. It analyses the principal crimes under international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and appraises both prosecutorial and other key mechanisms developed to bring individuals to justice. After applying their conclusions in a detailed case study, the authors offer a series of compelling conclusions on the prospects for accountability. This fully updated new edition contains expanded coverage of national trials under universal jurisdiction, international criminal tribunals including the International Criminal Court, new hybrid tribunals in Cambodia and elsewhere, truth commissions, and lustration. It also explores individual accountability for terrorist acts and for abuses committed in the name of counter-terrorism policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199546671
(233mm x 155mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven R. Ratner
Thin Justice of International Law, Hardback (January 2015)
Offering a new interdisciplinary approach to global justice and integrating the insights of international relations and contemporary ethics, this book asks whether the core norms of international law are just by appraising them according to a standard of global justice grounded in the advancement of peace and protection of human rights.
Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law, Hardback (January 2009)View all books by Steven R. Ratner
This book explores the promise and limitations of international criminal law as a means of enforcing international human rights and humanitarian law. It analyses the principal crimes, such as genocide and crimes against humanity, and appraises the mechanisms developed to bring individuals to justice.
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Author Biography - Steven R. Ratner
Steven R. Ratner is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School Jason S. Abrams is an international lawyer based in New York James Bischoff works in the offices of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Juan Torruella
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