Summary Book Review History of the Crimes of the Second of December by Victor Schoelcher:
Download or read book History of the Crimes of the Second of December written by Victor Schoelcher and published by . This book was released on 1853 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Historical War Crimes Trials in Asia by LIU Daqun:
Download or read book Historical War Crimes Trials in Asia written by LIU Daqun and published by Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. This book was released on 2016-06-27 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :Kevin Jon Heller Publisher :Oxford University Press on Demand Release Date :2011-06-23 ISBN 10 :9780199554317 Pages :528 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (431 users download)
Summary Book Review The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law by Kevin Jon Heller:
Download or read book The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law written by Kevin Jon Heller and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2011-06-23 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of the twelve war-crimes trials held in the American zone of occupation between 1946 and 1949, collectively known as the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT). The judgments these Tribunals produced have played a critical role in the development of international criminal law, particularly in terms of how courts currently understand genocide, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. The trials are of tremendous historical importance, because they provide a far more comprehensive picture of Nazi atrocities than the main Nuremberg Trial (IMT). The IMT focused exclusively on the 'major war criminals'-the Goerings, the Hesses, the Speers. The NMT, by contrast, prosecuted doctors, lawyers, judges, industrialists, bankers-the private citizens and lower-level functionaries whose willingness to take part in the destruction of millions of innocents manifested what Hannah Arendt famously called 'the banality of evil'. This book starts by tracing the history of the NMT. It then discusses the law and procedure applied by the NMT, with a focus on the important differences between Control Council Law No. 10 and the Nuremberg Charter and on the protection of the defendants' right to a fair trial. The third section, the heart of the book, provides a systematic analysis of the NMT's jurisprudence. It covers Law No. 10's core crimes, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, as well as the crimes of conspiracy and membership of a criminal organization. This section also analyzes the general principles of liability that the Tribunals applied and on the defenses they did -and did not- recognize. The final section of the book deals with the aftermath of the trials and their historical legacy.
Summary Book Review The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: A-De by Wilbur R. Miller:
Download or read book The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: A-De written by Wilbur R. Miller and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2012-08-10 with total page 2713 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive and authoratative four-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present.
Summary Book Review Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia by Carsten Stahn:
Download or read book Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia written by Carsten Stahn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-10 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is one the pioneering experiments in international criminal justice. It has left a rich legal, institutional, and non-judicial legacy. This edited collection provides a broad perspective on the contribution of the tribunal to law, memory, and justice. It explores some of the accomplishments, challenges, and critiques of the ICTY, including its less visible legacies. The book analyses different sites of legacy: the expressive function of the tribunal, its contribution to the framing of facts, events, and narratives of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, and investigative and experiential legacies. It also explores lesser known aspects of legal practice (such as defence investigative ethics, judgment drafting, contempt cases against journalists, interpretation and translation), outreach, approaches to punishment and sentencing, the tribunals' impact on domestic legal systems, and ongoing debates over impact and societal reception. The volume combines voices from inside the tribunal with external perspectives to elaborate the rich history of the ICTY, which continues to be written to this day.
Summary Book Review International Crimes: Law and Practice by Guénaël Mettraux:
Download or read book International Crimes: Law and Practice written by Guénaël Mettraux and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-27 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Judge Mettraux's four-volume compendium, International Crimes: Law and Practice, will provide the most detailed and authoritative account to-date of the law of international crimes. It is a scholarly tour de force providing a unique blend of academic rigour and an insight into the practice of international criminal law. The compendium is un-rivalled in its breadth and depth, covering almost a century of legal practice, dozens of jurisdictions (national and international), thousands of decisions and judgments and hundreds of cases. This second volume discusses in detail crimes against humanity.
Summary Book Review Sexualised Crimes, Armed Conflict and the Law by Hannah Baumeister:
Download or read book Sexualised Crimes, Armed Conflict and the Law written by Hannah Baumeister and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-06-04 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From ancient to modern times, sexualised war violence against women was tolerated if not encouraged as a means of reward, propaganda, humiliation, and terror. This was and is in defiance of international laws that have criminalised acts of sexualised war violence since the 18th century. Ad hoc international tribunals have addressed especially war rape since the 15th century. The International Criminal Court (ICC), however, is the first independent, permanent, international criminal court that recognises not only war rape but also sexual slavery and other sexualised crimes as crimes against humanity, war crimes, and acts of genocide in its statute and supporting documents. This book explores how the ICC definitions of rape and forced marriage came about, and addresses the ongoing challenge of how to define war rape and forced marriage in times of armed conflict in a way that adequately reflects women’s experiences, as well as the nature of the crimes. In addition to deepening the understanding of the ICC negotiations of war rape and forced marriage, and of the crimes themselves, this volume highlights relevant factors that need to be considered when criminalising acts of sexualised war violence under international law. Sexualised Crimes, Armed Conflict and the Law draws on feminist and constructivist theories and offers a comprehensive theoretical and empirical examination of the definition of rape and forced marriage. It presents the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, officials and intergovernmental organisations, and students in the fields of post-conflict law and justice, international law, human rights law, international relations, gender studies, politics, and criminology.
Summary Book Review The Principle of Complementarity in International Criminal Law by Mohamed El Zeidy:
Download or read book The Principle of Complementarity in International Criminal Law written by Mohamed El Zeidy and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2008-09-17 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The principle of complementarity is the corner stone for the operation of the International Criminal Court (ICC). It organizes the functional relationship between domestic courts and the ICC. This is the first careful study of the historical antecedents of the principle of complementarity, which has become so central to the operation of contemporary international criminal law. The study draws upon the first efforts at international prosecution, after the First World War, and then traces the evolution of the concept through the drafting of the 1937 treaty on terrorism, and the post-Second World War tribunals. It examines in an exhaustive manner the work of the International Law Commission that led to the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, up to the deposit of the draft statute with the UN General Assembly in 1994. It considers the travaux préparatoires of the Rome Statute itself, in a most thorough manner. It also examines the post-Rome developments, particularly the original interpretations of the relevant provisions of the Statute by both the Office of the Prosecutor and the Pre-Trial Chambers. This is a study that is of intrinsic historical interest, but also one that may help to guide interpreters of the Statute in the years to come.