International Judicial Institutions
The Architecture of International Justice at Home and Abroad
Routledge – 2009 – 176 pages
Series: Global Institutions
Written by a former UN Chief Prosecutor and a leading international law expert, this is a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the current debates in international humanitarian law. Analyzing the legal and political underpinnings of international judicial institutions, it provides the reader with an understanding of both the historical development of institutions directed towards international justice, as well as an overview of the differences and similarities between such organizations.
By providing a side-by-side discussion of various institutions and methods, the reader will come to see the ways in which institutions have responded both to prior incarnations as well as the contemporary political environments within which they have operated.
Introduction 1. The historical stages of international justice 2. International humanitarian law: a short review 3. The pre-dawn of international justice: through World War I 4. International justice following World War II: Nuremberg and Tokyo 5. The Cold War and the rise of domestic international justice 6. Post–Cold War justice: The UN ad hoc tribunals, mixed courts and the ICC 7. Post ICC prosecutions: new domestic proceedings and international proceedings beyond ICC justice 8. Conclusion: the future of "international" justice -- active at home and abroad
Richard J. Goldstone, Mulligan Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, New York, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International War Crimes Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Adam M. Smith, a Washington, DC-based international lawyer, he has written extensively on public international law and international criminal justice, and has worked on human rights and post-atrocity justice in the Balkans and Asia. Educated at Harvard, Oxford and Brown, Smith has worked at the United Nations and the World Bank and is the author of a forthcoming work on the limits of international justice (Prometheus: 2008).