Atrocity, Punishment, And International Law by Mark A. DrumblAtrocity, Punishment, And International Law by Mark A. Drumbl

Atrocity, Punishment, And International Law

byMark A. Drumbl

Paperback | April 30, 2007

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This book rethinks how people who perpetrate atrocity crimes should be punished. Based on an 'on the ground' review of the sentencing of perpetrators of genocide and crimes against humanity in Rwanda, Bosnia, East Timor, and other places afflicted by atrocity, this book concludes that the international community's preference for prosecution and imprisonment may not be as effective as we hope. Instead, this book calls for a broader-based response to atrocity that welcomes bottom-up perspectives, including restorative, reparative, and reintegrative traditions, that may differ from the adversarial Western criminal trial. The time has come for international criminal law as a discipline to move beyond nascence and to welcome a more challenging stage: that of re-appraisal and self-improvement.
Mark A. Drumbl is Professor of Law at the School of Law, Washington & Lee University, where he also serves as Director of the Transnational Law Institute, and has repeatedly held the Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship. He studied at McGill University (BA, MA), Institut d’etudes politiques, University of Toronto (LL.B.), and Columbia Univer...
Title:Atrocity, Punishment, And International LawFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:318 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521691389

ISBN - 13:9780521691383

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Table of Contents

1. Extraordinary crime and ordinary punishment: an overview; 2. Conformity and deviance; 3. Punishment of international crimes in international criminal tribunals; 4. Punishment of international crimes in national and local criminal justice institutions; 5. Legal mimicry; 6. Quest for purpose; 7. From law to justice; 8. Conclusion: some immediate implications.

Editorial Reviews

"...offers a vital "second generation" contribution to the field of transitional justice...those interested in issues of transitional justice will have much to learn from this book, as will scholars and practitioners working in related fields of international law, human rights, political science, and peace studies..."
--Nevin Aiken, H-Human-Rights, H-Net Reviews; December, 2008