Paths to International Justice
Social and Legal Perspectives
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Paths to International Justice by Marie-Benedicte Dembour
Book DescriptionThis volume focuses on the everyday social relationships through which international justice is produced. Using case studies from the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Women's Convention Committee and elsewhere, it explores international justice as a process that takes place at the intersection of the often contradictory practices of applicants, lawyers, bureaucrats, victims, accused and others. With a sensitivity to broader institutional and political inequalities, the contributors ask how and why international justice is mobilised, understood and abandoned by concrete social actors, and to what effect. An attention to the different voices that feed into international justice is essential if we are to understand its potentials and limitations in the midst of social conflict or full blown political violence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521882637
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Marie-Benedicte Dembour
Marie-Benedicte Dembour is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Sussex Law School, University of Sussex. Tobias Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.
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