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The Rise and Fall of War Crimes Trials
From Charles I to Bush II

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  • Date Published: January 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107680715

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  • 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.

    • First comprehensive treatment of war crimes tribunals that is theoretically grounded
    • First volume that tracks the evolution of war crimes trials from the outset through the present
    • Offers a theoretical argument supported by a thorough analysis of the empirical evidence
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… Smith's work is informative and well written, deserving of review and contemplation by any interested in the subject matter.' Matthew Kane, International Affairs

    '… a crucial linkage between the emergence of international criminal law and a new humanitarian law regime … The Rise and Fall of War Crimes Trials provides historical context for this emergence.' James Gondi, International Journal of Transitional Justice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107680715
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Antecedents and origins of war crimes tribunals
    3. The institutionalization of war crimes tribunals
    4. Domestication of war crimes tribunals
    5. Third-party war crimes tribunals
    6. Globalization of war crimes tribunals through the International Criminal Court
    7. The fall of war crimes tribunals: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the war on terror
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Charles Anthony Smith, University of California, Irvine
    Dr Charles Anthony Smith is a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of California, Irvine. His research encompasses work in public law in both comparative and international frameworks as well as on the judiciary in the United States using a variety of methodologies. He has published articles in the Law and Society Review, the Human Rights Review, the Journal of Human Rights, the Journal of International Relations and Development, the Election Law Journal and the International Political Science Review, among others. Smith's law practice focused on complex litigation in federal court and intellectual property.

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