Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime by Robert CryerProsecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime by Robert Cryer

Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime

byRobert Cryer

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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This 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.
Title:Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law RegimeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:392 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521173515

ISBN - 13:9780521173513

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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.

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