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Description - Building the International Criminal Court by Benjamin N. Schiff

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first and only standing international court capable of prosecuting humanity's worst crimes: genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. It faces huge obstacles. It has no police force; it pursues investigations in areas of tremendous turmoil, conflict, and death; it is charged both with trying suspects and with aiding their victims; and it seeks to combine divergent legal traditions in an entirely new international legal mechanism. International law advocates sought to establish a standing international criminal court for more than 150 years. Other, temporary, single-purpose criminal tribunals, truth commissions, and special courts have come and gone, but the ICC is the only permanent inheritor of the Nuremberg legacy. In Building the International Criminal Court, Oberlin College Professor of Politics Ben Schiff analyzes the International Criminal Court, melding historical perspective, international relations theories, and observers' insights to explain the Court's origins, creation, innovations, dynamics, and operational challenges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521694728
ISBN-10: 0521694728
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benjamin N. Schiff

Ben Schiff received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been teaching at Oberlin College since 1979 and has authored three major works on international politics, including the recent Refugees unto the Third Generation: U.N. Aid to Palestinians (1995). In 2005-6, Schiff was a Visiting Professor at Leiden University's Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in The Hague, and he has published newspaper pieces and book reviews on international relations, foreign policy, and military topics.

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Building the International Criminal Court by Benjamin N. Schiff
Hardback, May 2008
$162.00