Balkan justice

the story behind the first international war crimes trial since Nuremberg

Author: Michael P. Scharf

Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 340

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Billed by the international media as "the trial of the century," the Tadic case was punctuated by gripping testimony of atrocities, controversial judicial rulings, recanting star witnesses, and performances worthy of an Academy Award. What emerges is a compelling account of the historic trial which documented the full horror of the inhuman acts committed in the former Yugoslavia.
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Beyond Victor's Justice? The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Revisited

Author: Yuki Tanaka,Timothy L.H. McCormack,Gerry Simpson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004215913

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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The aim of this new collection of essays is to engage in analysis beyond the familiar victor’s justice critiques. The editors have drawn on authors from across the world — including Australia, Japan, China, France, Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — with expertise in the fields of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, Japanese studies, modern Japanese history, and the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The diverse backgrounds of the individual authors allow the editors to present essays which provide detailed and original analyses of the Tokyo Trial from legal, philosophical and historical perspectives.
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International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans

Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation

Author: Victor Peskin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468170

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Today's international war crimes tribunals lack police powers, and therefore must prod and persuade defiant states to co-operate in the arrest and prosecution of their own political and military leaders. Victor Peskin's comparative study traces the development of the capacity to build the political authority necessary to exact compliance from states implicated in war crimes and genocide in the cases of the International War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Drawing on 300 in-depth interviews with tribunal officials, Balkan and Rwandan politicians, and Western diplomats, Peskin uncovers the politicized, protracted, and largely behind-the-scenes tribunal-state struggle over co-operation.
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Justice Framed

Author: Marcos Zunino

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108475256

Category: Law

Page: 313

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A new perspective on the history of transitional justice and why the discourse prioritises particular responses to human rights violations.
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Justice in a Time of War

The True Story Behind the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Author: Pierre Hazan

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585443772

Category: History

Page: 248

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Can we achieve justice during war? Should law substitute for realpolitik? Can an international court act against the global community that created it? "Justice in a Time of War" is a translation from the French of the first complete, behind-the-scenes story of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, from its proposal by Balkan journalist Mirko Klarin through recent developments in the trial of Slobodan Miloševic. It is also a meditation on the conflicting intersection of law and politics in achieving justice and peace. With insider interviews filling out every scene, Hazan tells a chaotic story of war that raged while the Western powers cobbled together a tribunal in order to avoid actual intervention. The international lawyers and judges for this rump world court started with nothing-but they ultimately established the tribunal as an unavoidable actor in the Balkans. The West had created the Tribunal in 1993, hoping to threaten international criminals with indictment and thereby force an untenable peace. In 1999, the Tribunal suddenly became useful to NATO countries as a means by which to criminalize Miloševic's regime and to justify military intervention in Kosovo and in Serbia. Ultimately, this hastened the end of Miloševic's rule and led the way to history's first war crimes trial of a former president by an international tribunal. Hazan's account of the Tribunal's formation and evolution questions the contradictory policies of the Western powers and illuminates a cautionary tale for the reader: realizing ideals in a world enamored of realpolitik is a difficult and often haphazard activity.
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The Genocide Convention

The Legacy of 60 Years

Author: H. G. Van Der Wilt,Harmen van der Wilt,Jeroen Vervliet

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004153284

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Genocide is acknowledged as 'the crime of crimes'. This book is the product of an encounter between scholars of historical and legal disciplines which have joined forces to address the question of whether the legal concept of genocide still corresponds with the historical and social perception of the phenomenon.
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