Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice

Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice


By (author) Geoffrey Robertson

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 800 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 36mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141024631
  • ISBN 13: 9780141024639
  • Sales rank: 151,835

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A revised and updated edition of Geoffrey Robertson's impassioned, this is an authoritative guide to an issue of massive global importance. He tells the dramatic story of how the human rights idea has come to dominate world politics. He reveals how human rights has penetrated the legal armour of the sovereign State. He sets out, without legal jargon, the rights of humankind in the 21st Century. And he predicts what this movement has in store - not only for tyrants and torturers, but also for the superpowers who still resist the demands for universal justice.

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Author information

Geoffrey Robertson QC has appeared as counsel in landmark human rights cases in British, International and Commonwealth courts. He is Head of Doughty Street Chambers and Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Birkbeck College. His other books include FREEDOM, THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE LAW and MEDIA LAW (both in Penguin) and his memoir, THE JUSTICE GAME, was published in 1998. He lives in London.