xxviii, 565 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521116480 hardback 0521116481 hardback 9780511921124 ebook
"Crimes against humanity were one of the three crimes elaborated in the Nuremberg Charter. However, unlike genocide and war crimes, they were never set out in a comprehensive international convention. This book represents an effort to complete the Nuremberg legacy by filling this gap. It contains a complete text of a specialized draft convention on crimes against humanity in English and in French, and fifteen original papers written by leading experts on international criminal law. The papers contain reflections on various aspects of crimes against humanity, including gender crimes, universal jurisdiction, the history of codification efforts, the responsibility to protect, ethnic cleansing, peace and justice dilemmas, amnesties and immunities, the jurisprudence of the ad hoc tribunals, the definition of the crime in customary international law, the ICC definition, the architecture of international criminal justice, modes of criminal participation, crimes against humanity and terrorism, and the inter-state enforcement regime"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface / Leila Nadya Sadat Foreword / Richard J. Goldstone Crimes against humanity and the responsibility to protect / Gareth Evans History of efforts to codify crimes against humanity: from the Charter of Nuremberg to the Statute of Rome / Roger S. Clark The universal repression of crimes against humanity before national jurisdictions: the need for a treaty-based obligation to prosecute / Payam Akhavan Revisiting the architecture of crimes against humanity: almost a century in the making with gaps and ambiguities remaining : the need for a specialized convention / M. Cherif Bassiouni The bright red thread: the politics of international criminal law : Do we want peace or justice? The West African experience / David M. Crane Gender-based crimes against humanity / Valerie Oosterveld 'Chapeau elements' of crimes against humanity in the jurisprudence of the United Nations ad hoc tribunals / Göran Sluiter The definition of crimes against humanity and the question of a 'policy' element / Guénaël Mettraux Ethnic cleansing as euphemism, metaphor, criminology and law /John Hagan and Todd J. Haugh Immunities and amnesties / Diane Orentlicher Modes of participation / Elies van Sliedregt Terrorism and crimes against humanity / Michael P. Scharf and Michael A. Newton Crimes against humanity and the International Criminal Court / Kai Ambos Crimes against humanity and the responsibility to protect / David Scheffer Re-enforcing enforcement in a specialized convention on crimes against humanity: inter-state cooperation, mutual legal assistance, and the aut dedere aut judicare obligation / Laura M. Olson Why the world needs an international convention on crimes against humanity / Gregory H. Stanton ; Appendice I. Proposed International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity Appendice II. Proposition de Convention internationale sur la Pŕévention et la Répression des crimes contre l'humanité Appendice III. A comprehensive history of the proposed international convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity.