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Towards the Development of the International Penal System

Towards the Development of the International Penal System

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  • Date Published: July 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107273276

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  • Based on extensive empirical research, this groundbreaking book describes and analyses existing systems for enforcing sentences of imprisonment imposed by international criminal courts and makes recommendations for the strategic and structural development of the international penal system. In particular, it advocates a resocialisation-focused international penal policy delivered using restorative justice modalities post-conviction and the creation of an accountable international prison system. Singly or combined, these developments will contribute to the institutionalisation of the international penal system and enhance the international nature of the sanction, the international control over the way international punishment is enforced and the equal treatment of international prisoners. These developments will also help to ensure that international punishment is principled and progressive and implemented in a humane and effective system.

    • Comprehensive discussion of the governing legal and regulatory frameworks enables the reader to access information about an under-documented system which is of vital importance for the international criminal justice process
    • Empirical research sheds light on the operation and oversight of the international penal system at a time when very little is known beyond the sparse legal frameworks and the limited jurisprudence that has been made public
    • Provides innovative recommendations concerning the development of international penal strategy and structure which will assist international criminal courts, oversight bodies and enforcing states and institutions
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    • Date Published: July 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107273276
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The International Penal System:
    1. The international penal system
    Part II. Systems: Systems for the Enforcement of International Punishment:
    2. Decentralised national enforcement
    3. Centralised international enforcement
    4. Localised national enforcement
    5. The contemporary international penal system
    Part III. Strategy: Developing and Operationalising International Penal Strategy:
    6. International penal policy
    7. International penal practice
    8. Operationalising international penal strategy
    Part IV. Structure: Creating an Accountable International Prison System:
    9. An international prison system
    10. Guarding the guardians
    Part V. The Development of the International Penal System:
    11. The development of the international penal system.

  • Author

    Róisín Mulgrew, University of Nottingham
    Róisín Mulgrew is a lecturer in law at the University of Nottingham, where she teaches international human rights law and international criminal law.

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