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    DescriptionIn this new edition of "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice", Geoffrey Robertson QC explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder. He shows how human rights standards can be enforced against cruel governments, armies and multi-national corporations. This seminal work now contains a critical perspective on recent events, such as the invasion of Iraq, the abuses at Abu Ghraib, the killings in Darfur, the death of Milosevic and the trial of Saddam Hussein. Cautiously optimistic about ending impunity, but unsparingly critical of diplomats, politicians, Bush lawyers and others who evade international rules, this book will provide further guidance to a movement which aims to make justice predominant in world affairs. "A beacon of clear-sighted commitment to the humanitarian cause ...impassioned ...exemplary ...seminal". ("Observer"). "States are the biggest bullies in the world. In this book, Geoffrey Robertson shows how they can be tamed". ("Mail on Sunday"). "A devastating critique of the inadequate response of the international community to violations of basic freedoms ...a formidable achievement." ("Evening Standard"). "His arguments are exceptionally clear ...simple and lucid prose". ("Sunday Telegraph"). Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. In 2008, he was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN Justice Council. His books include "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice", a memoir, "The Justice Game", "The Case of the Pope" and "The Tyrannicide Brief", an award winning study of the trial of Charles I.

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    Crimes Against Humanity
    The Struggle For Global Justice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Robertson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1008
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 684 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141974835
    ISBN 10: 0141974834

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000, POL035010, POL011000, LAW051000
    BIC subject category V2: LBBR
    DC23: 323
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    25 October 2012
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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.
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    His arguments are exceptionally clear and comprehensible, and legal complexities are rendered into simple and lucid prose Sunday Telegraph