International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes

Author: Wolfgang Kaleck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540462783
Format: PDF
Download Now
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
Format: PDF
Download Now
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 Human Rights Offences

Author: Kresimir Kamber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004337768
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
In Prosecuting Human Rights Offences: Rethinking the Sword Function of Human Rights Law the author explores the features of the procedural obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish human rights offences, and explains how they determine the contemporary understanding of function of criminal prosecution.

Universal Jurisdiction

Author: Stephen Macedo
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812219500
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Universal jurisdiction is becoming a potent instrument of international law, but it is poorly understood by legal experts and remains a mystery to most public officials and citizens.

Double Standards International Criminal Law and the West

Author: Wolfgang Kaleck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788293081678
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
In this book, Wolfgang Kaleck, an internationally active human rights and criminal lawyer, assesses the practice of international criminal law to date and analyses one of its main weaknesses: International criminal justice purports to be universal, but in reality it often operates in a politically selective manner. Until now, hardly any of those most responsible for international crimes committed by Western states have faced trial. Against the backdrop of this criticism, the book advocates a truly universal practice of international criminal law which holds even the most powerful accountable for crimes they have committed. Kaleck also tells the stories of survivors of human rights violations and human rights organizations that struggle for universal accountability for international crimes. He argues that the proponents of universal criminal justice must actively address existing double standards, as "it will not be possible to speak of a universal criminal justice system with equal rights and access to justice for all until the instigators and organizers of Guantanamo and of the atrocities in Chechnya are held accountable for their actions.""

Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa

Author: Chacha Murungu
Publisher: PULP
ISBN: 0986985783
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
"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.

The Contours of International Prosecutions

Author: Elinor Fry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789462366213
Format: PDF
Download Now
By nature, core international crimes have indistinct factual parameters. War crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide generally occur on a massive scale, spread out over a large geographical area and a long time span, involving many perpetrators at various distances from the crime scene(s). These characteristics make international crimes difficult to demarcate from start to finish. This book addresses such delineation difficulties by exploring the jurisdictional and factual boundaries of international criminal prosecutions. This entails researching those legal aspects that influence demarcation: jurisdiction (in terms of scope as well as institutional influence), charges, and identifying material facts by adequately distinguishing them from background information and evidence for the purpose of the indictment.

Prosecuting International Crimes and Human Rights Abuses Committed Against Children

Author: Sonja C. Grover
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642005183
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
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.

International Crimes Peace and Human Rights

Author: Dinah Shelton
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This collection of essays by sixteen outstanding authorities in the relevant fields assesses The International Criminal Court from the perspective of the year 1998 when it was first established by the Rome Statute. The book's detailed analysis of the potential uses (and misuses) of the Statute its lacunae and shortcomings as well as its signal advances in jurisdiction and accountability make International Crimes, Peace and Human Rights a significant reference and guide, not only to the Rome Statute, but also to the Court's jurisprudence as it develops in the coming years and decades. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

War Crimes and Human Rights

Author: William Schabas
Publisher: Cameron May
ISBN: 1905017634
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
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