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April Subject Specialty Newsletter - International Criminal Law

Be the first to discover key upcoming titles in International Criminal Law.

This month’s subject specialty newsletter focuses on our prolific collection of International Criminal Law titles. Offering a wealth of essential reading, our ground-breaking titles will bring the most up to date legal insight on this broad subject area. With fascinating case studies writen by excellent scholars there is plenty of unique analysis on offer from our range.

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Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law

An Introduction

Edited by Christine Schwöbel

Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyze the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently experienced a significant surge in scholarship and public debate; individual criminal accountability is now firmly entrenched in both international law and the international consciousness as a necessary mechanism of responsibility. Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction shifts the debate towards that which has so far been missing from the mainstream discussion: the possible injustices, exclusions, and biases of International Criminal Law. Read more...

To Be Published 16th May 2014
Hardback: 978-0-415-72704-4
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Law and the Politics of Memory

Confronting the Past

By Stiina Loytomaki

Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law’s role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past. Using the examples of French colonialism and Vichy, as well as addressing the politics of memory surrounding the Holocaust, communism and colonialism, this book provides a critical exploration of law’s role in ‘belated’ transitional justice contexts. Read more...

To Be Published 6th June 2014
Hardback: 978-0-415-65728-0
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The Changing Nature of Customary International Law

Methods of Interpreting the Concept of Custom in International Criminal Tribunals

By Noora Arajärvi

This book examines the evolution of customary international law (CIL) as a source of international law.Using the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as a key case study, the book explores the importance of CIL in the development of international criminal law and focuses on the ways in which international criminal tribunals can be said to change the ways in which CIL is formed and identified. In doing so, the book surveys the process and substance of CIL, as well as the problematic distinction between the elements of state practice and opinio juris. Read more...

To Be Published 6th May 2014
Hardback: 978-0-415-82741-6
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International Trials and Reconciliation

Assessing the Impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

By Janine Natalya Clark

This book investigates the relationship between criminal trials and reconciliation, through a particular focus on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Challenging many of the common yet untested assumptions about the benefits of criminal trials, this innovative and extremely timely monograph will be invaluable for those with interests in the theory and practice of transitional justice. Read more...

To Be Published 13th June 2014
Hardback: 978-0-415-71778-6
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Elements of Genocide

Edited by Paul Behrens, Ralph Henham

Elements of Genocide provides an authoritative evaluation of the current perception of the crime, as it appears in the decisions of judicial authorities, the writings of the foremost academic experts in the field, and in the texts of Commission Reports. Read more...

28th March 2014
Paperback: 978-1-13-878471-0
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Truth, Denial and Transition

Northern Ireland and the Contested Past

By Cheryl Lawther

Truth, Denial and Transition: Northern Ireland and the Contested Past makes a unique and timely contribution to the transitional justice field. In contrast to the focus on truth and those societies where truth recovery has been central to dealing with the aftermath of human rights violations, comparatively little scholarly attention has been paid to those jurisdictions whose transition from violent conflict has been marked by the absence or rejection of a formal truth process. Read more...

Published 25th February 2014
Hardback: 978-0-415-51014-1
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