The Prosecution of International Crimes

The Prosecution of International Crimes : A Critical Study of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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The post-World War Two period has witnessed numerous armed conflicts characterized by extensive violations of relevant obligatory international norms. Responding to these events, the United Nations General Assembly created a per-manent international court in 2003, with jurisdiction over selected international crimes. The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was a precursor to this permanent court. It was established for the purpose of "prosecuting persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia." As a precedent for what we may expect in the future, it deserves special attention from a historical, politi-cal, and especially an international law point of view.The Prosecution of International Crimes comprehensively examines the creation, mandate, and challenges of the Inter-national Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Derived from a special issue of Criminal Law Forum: An International Journal, a peer-review journal dedicated to the advance-ment of criminal law theory, practice, and reform through-out the world, it is now available in paperback.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 153.9 x 228.1 x 33.8mm | 816.48g
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0765805278
  • 9780765805270

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"The essays in the book are worthy of study by anyone interested in the global development of responses to crime." - Journal of Criminal Justice; "This book is an important reference book containing a plethora of valuable information." - Istvan Deak, Patterns of Prejudice; "[The Prosecution of International Crimes] has a wealth of information and analyses from which citizens, practitioners, and scholars will benefit, although the specialized student of these issues will especially appreciate the detailed assessments. As such, the volume has much to recommend it and should be carefully studied by those in the international law field." - James M. McCormick, The Law and Politics Book Review
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About Madeleine Sann

Roger S. Clark is the former editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum and Board of Governors Professor of Law at Rutgers University in Camden. A New Zealander by birth, Professor Clark has taught international law and criminal law at Rutgers since 1972. Madeleine Sann holds degrees in anthropology and law and has been a member of the Pennsylvania bar since 1987. She has worked as a social science and legal editor for over twenty years.
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