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International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans

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
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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.

Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law

Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law

Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy

  • Author: Steven R. Ratner,Jason S. Abrams,James L. Bischoff
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191018678
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 536
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This book explores the promises and limitations of holding individuals accountable for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. It analyses the principal crimes under international law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and appraises both prosecutorial and other key mechanisms developed to bring individuals to justice. After applying their conclusions in a detailed case study, the authors offer a series of compelling conclusions on the prospects for accountability. This fully updated new edition contains expanded coverage of national trials under universal jurisdiction, international criminal tribunals including the International Criminal Court, new hybrid tribunals in Cambodia and elsewhere, truth commissions, and lustration. It also explores individual accountability for terrorist acts and for abuses committed in the name of counter-terrorism policy.

International Prosecutors

International Prosecutors

  • Author: Luc Reydams,Jan Wouters,Cedric Ryngaert
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199554293
  • Category: History
  • Page: 968
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The prosecution plays a crucial part in any international war crimes trial, but its role is rarely analysed. This book will assess the work of the prosecutor in a dozen international criminal courts and tribunals, setting out the applicable rules and analysing his or her independence, accountability, and political impact.

Hybrid Forms of Peace

Hybrid Forms of Peace

From Everyday Agency to Post-Liberalism

  • Author: Oliver P. Richmond,Audra Mitchell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230354238
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 311
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This book examines the role of everyday action in accepting, resisting and reshaping interventions, and the unique forms of peace that emerge from the interactions between local and international actors. Building on critiques of liberal peace-building, it redefines critical peace and conflict studies, based on new research from 16 countries.

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Author: Robert Cryer,Håkan Friman,Darryl Robinson,Elizabeth Wilmshurst
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139993348
  • Category: Law
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By offering both a comprehensive update and new material reflecting the continuing development of the subject, this continues to be the leading textbook on international criminal law. Its experienced author team draws on its combined expertise as teachers, scholars and practitioners to offer an authoritative survey of the field. The third edition contains new material on the theory of international criminal law, the practice of international criminal tribunals, the developing case law on principles of liability and procedures and new practice on immunities. It offers valuable supporting online materials such as case studies, worked examples and study guides. Retaining its comprehensive coverage, clarity and critical analysis, it remains essential reading for all in the field.

Conflict Management in Divided Societies

Conflict Management in Divided Societies

Theories and Practice

  • Author: Stefan Wolff,Christalla Yakinthou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136630732
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 300
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This exciting and innovative new textbook takes a multi-perspective approach to the study of conflict management in divided societies. Offering a wide range of perspectives from the leading experts in the field, the work explains conflict management from the viewpoint of the political scientist, the constitutional architect, the activist, and the NGO. It examines the philosophies underpinning constitutional design, the actors and processes involved, and the practicalities of the settlement process, combining conceptual and theoretical contributions with empirical case studies. In so doing, it provides a comprehensive global introduction to the study of conflict management in divided societies. Features & benefits of the textbook: Clearly explains the theories underpinning constitutional design including power sharing/liberal consociationalism, centripetalism, power dividing, and territorial solutions Surveys the key actors and processes involved in designing and implementing peace including the evolution of diplomacy in peace-making, and separate chapters about crafting solutions for divided societies from the perspectives of NGOs, the UN, EU and AU Explores the realities on the ground with chapters written by activists and practitioners which draw on their experience of working in conflict zones Written in a clear and engaging style, this work is essential reading for all students of conflict resolution.

SEER South-east Europe Review for Labour and Social Affairs

SEER South-east Europe Review for Labour and Social Affairs

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Labor unions
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Ethnic Cleansing and the European Union

Ethnic Cleansing and the European Union

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Security, Memory and Ethnography

  • Author: L. Tesser
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113730877X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
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This book offers the first multi-case analysis of the politics of ethnic remixing in an expanding EU, including studies on Central Europe, the Balkans and Cyprus. Tesser explains the politics of minority return in a post-national Europe, with particular attention to the long-term aftermath of minority removal as a conflict resolution policy.

The Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice

The Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice

  • Author: Cedric Ryngaert
  • Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 278
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"This volume is an offshoot of the research activities of working group II ('international criminal tribunals') of the European Science Foundation's COST A28 Action on Human Rights, Peace and Security in EU Foreign Policy"--P. v.

Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court

Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court

Committing to the Court

  • Author: Yvonne Dutton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134124392
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 201
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In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the court’s ability to realize treaty goals, examining questions such as: Why did states decide to create the ICC and design the institution with this uniquely strong enforcement mechanism? Will the ICC’s enforcement mechanism be sufficient to hold states accountable to their commitment so that the ICC can realize its goal of ending impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes? Will states view the ICC’s enforcement mechanism as a credible threat and refuse to join unless they already have good domestic human rights practices and institutions that are independent and capable of prosecuting human rights abuses? If states that most need to improve their domestic legal practices as relates to protecting against human rights abuses do not join the court, is there any hope that the threat of punishment by the ICC can play a role in bettering state’s human rights practices and deterring individuals from committing mass atrocities? This work provides a significant contribution to the field, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of international law, international relations, international organizations and human rights.

Court of remorse

Court of remorse

inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

  • Author: Thierry Cruvellier,Chari Voss
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
  • ISBN: 9780299236748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 188
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When genocidal violence gripped Rwanda in 1994, the international community recoiled, hastily withdrawing its peacekeepers. Late that year, in an effort to redeem itself, the United Nations Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to seek accountability for some of the worst atrocities since World War II: the genocide suffered by the Tutsi and crimes against humanity suffered by the Hutu. But faced with competing claims, the prosecution focused exclusively on the crimes of Hutu extremists. No charges would be brought against the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front, which ultimately won control of the country. The UN, as if racked by guilt for its past inaction, gave in to pressure by Rwanda's new leadership. With the Hutu effectively silenced, and the RPF constantly reminding the international community of its failure to protect the Tutsi during the war, the Tribunal pursued an unusual form of one-sided justice, born out of contrition. Fascinated by the Tribunal's rich complexities, journalist Thierry Cruvellier came back day after day to watch the proceedings, spending more time there than any other outside observer. Gradually he gained the confidence of the victims, defendants, lawyers, and judges. Drawing on interviews with these protagonists and his close observations of their interactions, Cruvellier takes readers inside the courtroom to witness the motivations, mechanisms, and manipulations of justice as it unfolded on the stage of high-stakes, global politics. It is this ground-level view that makes his account so valuable—and so absorbing. A must-read for those who want to understand the dynamics of international criminal tribunals, Court of Remorse reveals both the possibilities and the challenges of prosecuting human rights violations. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association for School Libraries Best Books for High Schools, selected by the American Association for School Libraries Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association

EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans

EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans

  • Author: Florian Bieber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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This volume examines how European institutions, the European Union in particular through its policy of conditionality, have shaped the post-conflict reconstruction of the Western Balkans. From state-building to democratization and environmental policies, this book explores whether and in what ways the EU has been successful in consolidating states and democracy in the Balkans. In addition to requiring countries to be ready to join the European Union, the EU has also set new conditions in an effort to become the prime international organization involved in stabilizing the Western Balkans after the wars of the 1990s. Its record has been mixed: the conditions of the EU have often been haphazard and were frequently not followed through. In addition, enlargement towards the Western Balkans has been slow and marred by open questions over the stability of some countries in the region. This volume assesses the EU's struggle to transform the societies through conditionality and whether the offer of EU membership is enough to build stable democracies. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Academic libraries
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The Development of Institutions of Human Rights

The Development of Institutions of Human Rights

A Comparative Study

  • Author: Lilian A. Barria,Steven D. Roper
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 224
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During the transition to democracy, states have used various mechanisms to address previous human rights abuses including domestic trials, truth and reconciliation commissions and internationalized tribunals. This volume analyzes the transitional justice choices made by four countries: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Sierra Leone and East Timor. For each country, there is a chapter which provides a historical overview concerning the causes of the conflict and two subsequent chapters which highlight a different method of transitional justice implemented. The volume highlights the opportunities and the constraints faced by states and the international community to provide accountability for human rights violations.

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

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  • Category: Law
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Südosteuropa-Mitteilungen

Südosteuropa-Mitteilungen

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Balkan Peninsula
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Peines de guerre

Peines de guerre

La justice pénale internationale et l'ex-Yougoslavie

  • Author: Isabelle Delpla,Magali Bessone
  • Publisher: Editions de l'Ecole Pratiques de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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Depuis la création du tribunal TPIY en 1993, poursuites, sanctions et acquittements rythment les politiques d'inculpation. Ce livre revient sur la création, la réception et l'évolution de ce tribunal, symbole d'une justice internationale importée, imposée. Il confronte les pratiques du TPIY et les pratiques pénales nationales, sa réception dans un pays dont on oublie trop souvent sa pleine appartenance à un espace et à une tradition européenne, et ayant vécu des procès de sorties de guerre, en restitue le contexte historique, philosophique, politique et social. Une autre grande originalité de ce livre est l'attention portée à la peine. Car le TPIY affecte d'abord les pays concernés par ses inculpations et les peines qu'il accorde. La complexité des prises de position, les différences géographiques, les héritages, les rapports entre vérité juridique et vérité historique, les mots juridiques et leur glissement vers un vocabulaire ordinaire, les attentes des sanctions, le ressenti des victimes, l'utilisation des plaidoyers de culpabilité : les multiples facettes de la justice pénale internationale appellent, pour être éclairées, à une réflexion collective. Face à des questions laissées longtemps sans réponse, juge, historien, criminologue, philosophe, anthropologue croisent ici leurs regards. Certains, acteur ou témoins, reviennent sur leur expérience. Ces décloisonnements constituent une lecture inédite et courageuse du TPIY.

Ex-Yougoslavie de la guerre à la justice

Ex-Yougoslavie de la guerre à la justice

la Serbie, la Croatie et la Bosnie Herzégovine à l'épreuve du Tribunal pénal international pour l'ex-Yougoslavie (TPIY)

  • Author: Anton Vukpalaj
  • Publisher: Michel Houdiard Editeur
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International criminal courts
  • Page: 331
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Les arrestations et les transferts des criminels de guerre devant le Tribunal pénal international pour l'ex-Yougoslavie (TPIY) ont bouleversé la vie politique ex-Yougoslave cette dernière décennie. Crée en 1993 par le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ce tribunal a rencontré une farouche opposition des nationalistes serbes et croates. En Bosnie-Herzégovine. c'est aux troupes de l'OTAN déployées sur le terrain pour faire respecter les accords de paix de Dayton (1995) que reviendra la tâche d'arrêter et de transférer à La Haye les personnes inculpées. Ces arrestations ont un impact sur le rapport de force politique local. En Croatie, l'inculpation des généraux de l'armée croate par le TPIY est présentée par les nationalistes comme une atteinte portée à l'Etat croate indépendant. De cette façon, ils s'approprient le discours sur l'identité nationale. En Serbie. les nationalistes transforment chaque élection en un plébiscite anti-TPIY qui permet aux radicaux de devenir la première force politique du pays. L'arrestation et le transfert à La Haye de Slobodan Milosevic en juillet 2001 provoque l'éclatement de la coalition au pouvoir. L'objectif de cet ouvrage est de proposer des clefs de compréhension des événements liés au TPIY, pendant et après les conflits qui ont touché l'ex-Yougoslavie et de comprendre la raison pour laquelle cette question occupe une place centrale dans la vie politique serbe, croate et bosniaque. Il dévoile les thèses et les représentations historiques et il met à jour l'extraordinaire complexité et la virulence des revendications nationales. Il apporte des éclairages indispensables pour comprendre certains aspects mal connus de la période post-conflit.