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    Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) (Hardback) 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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    Prosecuting International Crimes
    Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Cryer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521824743
    ISBN 10: 0521824745

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.2
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17780
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BIC subject category V2: LB
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LAW002000
    DC22: 345
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: LBBZ
    BISAC V2.8: LAW051000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 345/.0235, 345.0235
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: K5425 .C79 2005
    Thema V1.0: LB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    25 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    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.