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Global Justice and Due Process


  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521762724

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  • The idea of due process of law is recognised as the cornerstone of domestic legal systems, and in this book Larry May makes a powerful case for its extension to international law. Focussing on the procedural rights deriving from Magna Carta, such as the rights of habeas corpus (not to be arbitrarily incarcerated) and nonrefoulement (not to be sent to a state where harm is likely), he examines the legal rights of detainees, whether at Guantanamo or in refugee camps. He offers a conceptual and normative account of due process within a general system of global justice, and argues that due process should be recognised as jus cogens, as universally binding in international law. His vivid and compelling study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in political philosophy, political theory, and the theory and practice of international law.

    • Proposes a vision of global justice, applicable to international law
    • Provides discussion of contemporary issues, such as rights violations at Guantanamo and refugee camps
    • Explains why procedural rights should be fully protected in international debate, and opens up the debate to scholars and students of international law
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521762724
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: understanding global procedural justice
    Part I. Procedural Rights and Magna Carta's Legacy:
    2. Magna Carta and the interstices of procedure
    3. The nature and value of procedural rights
    4. International law and the inner morality of law
    Part II. Habeas Corpus and Jus Cogens:
    5. Habeas corpus as a minimalist right
    6. Due process, judicial review, and expanding habeas corpus
    7. Habeas corpus as jus cogens in international law
    Part III. Deportation, Outlawry and Trial by Jury:
    8. Collective punishment and mass confinement
    9. Non-refoulement and rendition
    10. The right to be subject to international law
    Part IV. Security and Global Institutions:
    11. Alternative institutional structures
    12. Global procedural rights and security.

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    • International Crime
  • Author

    Larry May, Vanderbilt University
    Larry May is the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt and Australian National Universities. He is the author of Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2005), War Crimes and Just War (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Aggression and Crimes against Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Genocide: A Normative Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is also the editor of International Criminal Law and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

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