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Prosecuting International Crimes : Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime - Robert Cryer

Prosecuting International Crimes

Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime


Published: 3rd March 2011
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This 2005 book discusses the legitimacy of the international criminal law regime. It explains the development of the system of international criminal law enforcement in historical context, from antiquity through the Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials, to modern-day prosecutions of atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. The modern regime of prosecution of international crimes is evaluated with regard to international relations theory. The book then subjects that regime to critique on the basis of legitimacy and the rule of law, in particular selective enforcement, not only in relation to who is prosecuted, but also the definitions of crimes and principles of liability used when people are prosecuted. It concludes that although selective enforcement is not as powerful as a critique of international criminal law as it was previously, the creation of the International Criminal Court may also have narrowed the substantive rules of international criminal law.

"...plentiful evidence from doctrine and practice,...an invaluable reference guide for students and scholars..." --Jenia Iontcheva Turner, Southern Methodist University,Political Science Quarterly

Table of cases
Table of treaties
Table of abbreviations
The development of international criminal law
International criminal law
International criminal tribunals and the regime of international criminal law enforcement
Selectivity in international criminal law
Selectivity and the law I
Selectivity and the law II
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ISBN: 9780521173513
ISBN-10: 0521173515
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 3rd March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57