Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice

Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice


By (author) Qc Mr Geoffrey Robertson

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  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Format: Paperback | 959 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 208mm x 56mm | 1,080g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1595588604
  • ISBN 13: 9781595588609
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: 4th
  • Sales rank: 196,600

Product description

Presenting the story of how the human rights idea has come to dominate world politics, this title shows how human rights has penetrated the legal armour of the sovereign state. It sets out the rights of humankind in the 21st century, and predicts what this movement has in store, for tyrants and torturers, as well as the superpowers.

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Author information

Geoffrey Robertson was the first president of the Sierra Leone Special Court (which indicted Charles Taylor) and has delivered important rulings on the illegality of recruiting child soldiers and the invalidity of amnesties. He was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN's Justice Council in 2008, and he acted for Human Rights Watch in the Pinochet case. His clients have ranged from Salman Rushdie to Mike Tyson, and he is currently defending Julian Assange. Robertson lives in London.