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    Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime (Online resource) By (author) Robert Cryer

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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    Prosecuting International Crimes
    Subtitle
    Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Cryer
    Physical properties
    Format: Online resource
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780511494161
    ISBN 10: 0511494165
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.2
    BISAC V2.8: LAW051000
    BIC subject category V2: LBB
    Thema V1.0: LBB
    Publisher
    Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
    Imprint name
    Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
    Publication date
    06 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Nottingham
    Review quote
    "...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 contents
    Table of cases; Table of treaties; Table of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The development of international criminal law; 2. International criminal law; 3. International criminal tribunals and the regime of international criminal law enforcement; 4. Selectivity in international criminal law; 5. Selectivity and the law I; 6. Selectivity and the law II.