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Oxford Monographs in International Law

International Justice and the International Criminal Court

Between Sovereignty and the Rule of Law

Bruce Broomhall

International Justice and the International Criminal Court

Oxford Monographs in International Law

International Justice and the International Criminal Court

Between Sovereignty and the Rule of Law

Oxford Monographs in International Law: International Justice and the International Criminal Court

 

This book reviews the rapid recent development of international criminal law, and explores solutions to key problems of official immunities, universal jurisdiction, the International Criminal Court and the stance of the United States, seeking to clarify how justice can best be done in a system of sovereign States.


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Since the Nuremberg Trials of top Nazi leaders following the Second World War, international law has affirmed that no one, whatever their rank or office, is above accountability for their crimes. Yet the Cold War put geopolitical agendas ahead of effective action against war crimes and major human rights abuses, and no permanent system to address impunity was put in place. It was only with the Cold War's end that governments turned again to international institutions
to address impunity, first by establishing International Criminal Tribunals to prosecute genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and then by adopting the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998. Domestic courts also assumed a role,
notably through extradition proceedings against former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet in London, then in Belgium, Senegal, and elsewhere. At the same time, as some have announced a new era in the international community's response to atrocities, fundamental tensions persist between the immediate State interests and the demands of justice.

This book is about those tensions. It reviews the rapid recent development of international criminal law, and explores solutions to key problems of official immunities, universal jurisdiction, the International Criminal Court and the stance of the United States, seeking to clarify how justice can best be done in a system of sovereign States. While neither the end of the Cold War nor the 'decline of sovereignty' in themselves make consistent justice more likely, the ICC may encourage a culture
of accountability that will support more regular enforcement of international criminal law in the long term.


ISBN
9780199256006
Pagina's
226
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Serie
Oxford Monographs in International Law
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820
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1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
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OUP Oxford

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