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Author Bassiouni, M. Cherif, 1937-

Title Crimes against humanity [electronic resource] : historical evolution and contemporary application / M. Cherif Bassiouni.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxxvii, 845 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Legal nature; 2. Phenomenological considerations; 3. Emergence in positive international law; 4. Post-charter developments; 5. The principles of legality in the London charter and post-charter developments; 6. Specific contents; 7. Ratione personae and elements of criminal responsibility; 8. Defenses and exonerations; 9. A survey of national legislation and prosecutions for international crimes and crimes against humanity; 10. Concluding assessment.
Summary "This book traces the evolution of crimes against humanity (CAH) and their application from the end of World War I to the present day, in terms of both historic legal analysis and subject-matter content. The first part of the book addresses general issues pertaining to the categorization of CAH in normative jurisprudential and doctrinal terms. This is followed by an analysis of the specific contents of CAH, describing its historic phases going through international criminal tribunals, mixed model tribunals, and the International Criminal Court. This includes both a normative and jurisprudential assessment as well as a review of doctrinal material commenting on all of the above. The book examines the general parts and defenses of the crime, along with the history and jurisprudence of both international and national prosecutions. For the first time, a list of all countries that have enacted national legislation specifically directed at CAH is collected, along with all of the national prosecutions that have occurred under national legislation up to 2010. The book constitutes a unique and comprehensive treatment of all legal and historical aspects pertaining to crimes against humanity in a single definitive volume"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Crimes against humanity -- History.
War crimes -- History.
International criminal courts -- Rules and practice -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107001152 (hardback)
9781139080453 (e-book)

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