International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes

Author: Wolfgang Kaleck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540462783
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The book explores recent developments in the international and national prosecution of persons accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. It considers the relationship between national and international law, science and practice, with emphasis on the emerging principle of universial jurisdiction and the effect of "the war on terror" on legal norms.

Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Author: Anja Seibert-Fohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199569320
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Is there a duty to prosecute serious human rights violations? This book examines this issue, drawing on international human rights instruments and case law. It finds flaws in the current prosecution of these crimes and develops proposals for improvement. Featuring in-depth analysis of trials, amnesties and impunity, it is a unique reference work.

Prosecuting International Crimes and Human Rights Abuses Committed Against Children

Author: Sonja C. Grover
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642005183
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This casebook addresses selected precedent-setting rulings of various international human rights and international criminal courts with a focus on the child victims of international crimes and human rights abuses. The cases are analysed from the children’s human rights perspective and the question is examined as to what extent the aforementioned courts are according these children justice. The scope of the book is thus limited to the consideration of these representative important cases concerning violations of (a) international human rights and humanitarian law and (b) international criminal law involving child victims and the judicial remedies accorded or denied these victims and their family members. This is not in any way to diminish the suffering and importance of the adult victims of violations of fundamental human rights and grave international crimes. Rather, the book is intended to deal with the restricted and largely neglected topic of to what extent international courts are attending to the implications of there being child victims with respect to the courts’ addressing and handling of, among other matters, the following: (a) the con?rmation of charges relating to child-speci?c international crimes (i. e. recruitment of child soldiers, forced child marriage etc.

War Crimes and Human Rights

Author: William Schabas
Publisher: Cameron May
ISBN: 1905017634
Format: PDF
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This is a collection of essays and articles on human rights law and international criminal law authored by William Schabas, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars and practitioners. Particular attention is given to such topics as the limitation and abolition of the death penalty, genocide and crimes against humanity, the establishment and operation of the International Criminal Court and the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, reservations to human rights treaties, and the implementation of international human rights norms in domestic law

Mit zweierlei Ma

Author: Wolfgang Kaleck
Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach
ISBN: 3803141087
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Am 1. Juli 2012 wird der Internationale Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag zehn Jahre alt. Doch die Hoffnungen auf eine universale Strafverfolgung von Menschheitsverbrechen wurden enttäuscht. Die Praxis internationaler und nationaler Gerichte muss deswegen verändert werden. Der Erfolg der Nürnberger Prozesse nährte die Erwartung, in Zukunft alle Regierungen für begangene Verbrechen vor Gericht stellen zu können. Aber der Kalte Krieg verhinderte jahrzehntelang eine Umsetzung dieses Versprechens. Wolfgang Kaleck zeichnet in diesem Buch die schier endlose Serie von ungesühnten Völkerrechtsstraftaten westlicher Machthaber von Algerien über Vietnam bis in die Türkei und Kolumbien nach. Trotz der vielversprechenden Schaffung des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs und der Tribunale für Ruanda und Jugoslawien gibt es noch viele Gründe für Kritik an den stattfindenden wie an den ausbleibenden Verfahren. Kaleck bemängelt, dass das Völkerstrafrecht überwiegend nur auf besiegte afrikanische Potentaten und Generäle angewandt wird und nicht auf die Verbrechen der Großmächte, insbesondere des Westens. Damit stellt die herrschende selektive Strafverfolgungspraxis das Prinzip universell geltender Menschenrechte generell in Frage.

International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Author: Claire De Than
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Prior to the existence of the International Criminal Court, the methods for the prosecution of international crimes were piecemeal and often temporary measures to address particular problems. The new permanent court, and its ensuing body of legal principles, represents a radical and unprecedented change in this field which, at present, few academics and lawyers can properly assess the consequences of.

Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa

Author: Chacha Murungu
Publisher: PULP
ISBN: 0986985783
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"Prosecuting international crimes in Africa contributes to the understanding of international criminal justice in Africa. The books argues for the rule of law, respect for human rights and the eradication of a culture of impunity in Africa. it is a product of peer-reviewed contributions from graduates of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, where the Master's degree programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa has been presented since 2000"--Back cover.

Universal Jurisdiction

Author: Laurance S Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values Stephen Macedo
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812237368
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"Universal jurisdiction stands for the principle that atrocities such as genocide, torture, and war crimes are so heinous and so universally abhorred that any state is entitled to prosecute these crimes in its national courts without regard to where they were committed or the nationality of the perpetrators or the victims."--Cover blurb.

Universal Jurisdiction in Modern International Law

Author: Mitsue Inazumi
Publisher: Intersentia nv
ISBN: 9050953662
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This study is based on the following questions: Which jurisdiction can and should be exercised for the prosecution of individuals responsible for gross and serious violations of human rights? And especially, in this regard, what is the role of universal jurisdiction?

Prosecuting Heads of State

Author: Ellen L. Lutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521491096
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The meteoric rise in criminal prosecutions of former heads of state is examined for the first time in this probing and engaging narrative.