Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction (Hardback)Christine Schwobel (editor)
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Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse 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.
This collection of essays is the first dedicated to the topic of critical approaches to international criminal law. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of international criminal law, international law, international legal theory, criminal law, and criminology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
"This is a critical book. Not only is it critical of international criminal law; it is also critical to appreciating the rich diversity that exists in critical approaches to international criminal law. Editor Christine Schwoebel has managed to put together provocative pieces by those who are pushing the boundaries of critical approaches to international criminal law. This book leaves the field with questions that it can no longer ignore." - Dr Sarah Nouwen, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, UK.
"Oliver Wendell Holmes quipped that the life of the law has not been logic but experience. All very well. The life of international criminal law, however, is neither logic nor experience. Its life - its purpose - is one of self-evident progress and providence. In contrast, this brilliant volume lays bare international criminal law's axioms, shibboleths, conveniences, comforts, omissions, and eschatologies. In so doing, this volume splendidly educates. And, more immediately, it returns the gift of life to the law." - Mark A. Drumbl, Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University, USA.
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