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TitleThe rise and fall of war crimes trials : from Charles I to Bush II
Author Charles Anthony Smith
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Descript x, 316 p. ; 24 cm


"This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the politics of war crimes trials. It provides a systematic and theoretically rigorous examination of whether these trials are used as tools for political consolidation or whether justice is their primary purpose. The consideration of cases begins with the trial of Charles I of England and goes through the presidency of George W. Bush, including the trials of Saddam Hussein and those arising from the War on Terror. The book concludes that political consolidation is the primary concern of these trials - a point that runs contrary to the popular perception of the trials and their stated justification. Through the consideration of war crimes trials, this book makes a contribution to our understanding of power and conflict resolution and illuminates the developmental path of war crimes tribunals"-- Provided by publisher


Antecedents and origins of war crimes tribunals: The trial of Charles I and the trial of Captain Henry Wirz -- The institutionalization of war crimes tribunals: The Nuremberg trials and the Tokyo trials -- Domestication of war crimes tribunals; Argentina, South Africa, and the Former Soviet States -- Third-party war crimes tribunals: The ICTY and the ICTR -- Globalization of war crimes tribunals through the International Criminal Court -- The fall of war crimes tribunals: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the war on terror

Charles I King of England 1600-1649 Bush George W. (George Walker) 1946- War crime trials -- History International criminal courts

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