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"The Legacy of Punishment in International Law illustrates how 17th and 18th century rationales for the use of force in support of piracy and colonialism have been transformed into progressive features of contemporary International Law. The classic practice of international punishment was a part of the jus ad bellum, and was the fig leaf for intra-European violence, and for the European conquest of the Americas. It has been transformed, however, into the basis for the assertion of a set of unconditionally, universally binding rules of international law, and for universal jurisdiction over perpetrators of crimes against humanity and war crimes"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -184) and index.
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Introduction The historical trajectory of international punishment Jus Cogens Obligations Erga Omnes and the Actio Popularis The principle of universal jurisdiction The problematic discourse of state crime Conclusion.