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Moral accountability and international criminal law
Kirsten Fisher

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Moral accountability and international criminal law
holding agents of atrocity accountable to the world
Kirsten J. Fisher

Published 2012 by Routledge in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"In the past couple of decades an autonomous international system of law has aggressively developed to deal with individual criminal responsibility for the most heinous of crimes. However, the development and application of the international criminal system is mired in criticism and concern. While international criminal law is playing an increasingly important role in global politics and issues of global security, normative theory has not kept pace with the advancements in this area of law. This book examines international criminal law (ICL) from a normative perspective, setting out how individuals ought to be held accountable to the world for their contribution to atrocity. In addition to addressing the normative basis for ICL, the book provides criteria for determining the kinds of actions that should be addressed through international criminal law. It asks, and answers, how individual responsibility can be determined in the context of collectively perpetrated political crimes and whether an international criminal justice system can claim universality in a culturally plural world. The book scrutinizes the function of ICL and finally considers how the goals and purpose of international law can be best institutionally supported"--

"This book examines international criminal law from a normative perspective and lays out how responsible agents, individuals and the collectives they comprise, ought to be held accountable to the world for the commission of atrocity. The author provides criteria for determining the kinds of actions that should be addressed through international criminal law. Additionally, it asks, and answers, how individual responsibility can be determined in the context of collectively perpetrated political crimes and whether an international criminal justice system can claim universality in a culturally plural world. The book also examines the function of international criminal law and finally considers how the goals and purposes of international law can best be institutionally supported. This book is of particular interest to a multidisciplinary academic audience in political science, philosophy, and law, however the book is written in clear jargon-free prose that is intended to render the arguments accessible to the non-specialist reader interested in global justice, human rights and international criminal law"--

Table of Contents

The distinct domain of international criminal law
International crimes
The expressive value of judgment and punishment
Challenges of individual responsibility within collective wrongs
Identifying liability, fair labelling, and limited offenses
Complementarity and the detriments of universal jurisdiction
Evaluating judicial mechanisms
Retributive justice as culturally insensitive?
Collective responsibility and collective punishment
Conclusion.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-200) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
345/.04
Library of Congress
K5015.4 .F57 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 208 p. ;
Number of pages
208

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25101410M
ISBN 13
9780415671989, 9780203803370
LC Control Number
2011011903

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