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Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date February 5, 2013
Pages 959
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781595588609
ISBN-10 1595588604
Dimensions 2 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 2.40 lbs.
Original list price $45.00
Summaries and Reviews
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When it was first published in 1999, Crimes Against Humanity called for a radical shift from diplomacy to justice in international affairs. In vivid, non-legalese prose, leading human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson made a riveting case for holding political and military leaders accountable in international courts for genocide, torture, and mass murder.

Since then, fearsome figures such as Charles Taylor, Laurent Gbagbo, and Ratko Mladic have been tried in international criminal court, and a global movement has rallied around the human rights framework of justice. Any such legal framework requires constant evolution in order to stay relevant, and this newly revised and expanded volume brings the conversation up to date. In substantial new chapters, Robertson covers the protection of war correspondents, the problem of piracy, crimes against humanity in Syria, nuclear armament in Iran, and other challenges we are grappling with today. He criticizes the Obama administration?s policies around “targeted killing? and the trials of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other “high value? detainees. By rendering a complex debate accessible, Robertson once again provides an essential guide for anyone looking to understand human rights and how to work toward a more complete blueprint for justice.


Editions
Hardcover
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from New Pr (May 1, 2000)
9781565845978 | details & prices | 553 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Explains how the identification of a crime against humanity, first defined at Nuremburg, has become the key that unlocks the closed door of state sovereignty and that holds political leaders responsible for the evils they visit upon humankind.
from Viking Uk (April 1, 1999)
9780713991970 | details & prices | 472 pages | List price $30.75
About: This text explains, without legal jargon, exactly what the rules of international human rights are and what they should be, how they have developed, and in what courts and tribunals they may be asserted and vindicated.
Paperback
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4th edition from New Pr (February 5, 2013)
9781595588609 | details & prices | 959 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $45.00
About: When it was first published in 1999, Crimes Against Humanity called for a radical shift from diplomacy to justice in international affairs.
3 edition from New Pr (January 31, 2007)
9781595580719 | details & prices | 759 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $45.00
About: An updated history of the human rights movement draws on a variety of disciplines to explain how the international community is gaining a greater capacity to advocate for people whose lives have been wasted by war, genocide, and torture, in an account that includes in the latest edition additional chapters on Iraq and Guant namo.
from New Pr (December 1, 2002)
9781565846685 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: How human rights have come to dominate world politics, from Kosovo to East Timor.

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