Crimes Against Humanity The Struggle for Global Justice

New and expanded edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

The definitive book on human rights law, now updated with a new chapter on war crimes in Ukraine

In Crimes Against Humanity, Geoffrey Robertson KC explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder.

He shows how human rights standards can be enforced against cruel governments, armies and multi-national corporations. This seminal work contains a critical perspective on events such as the invasion of Iraq, the abuses at Abu Ghraib, the killings in Darfur, the death of Milosevic and the trial of Saddam Hussein.

Cautiously optimistic about ending impunity, but unsparingly critical of diplomats, politicians, Bush lawyers and others who evade international rules, this book will provide further guidance to a movement which aims to make justice predominant in world affairs.

'A beacon of clear-sighted commitment to the humanitarian cause ... impassioned ... exemplary ... seminal' Observer

'A devastating critique of the inadequate response of the international community to violations of basic freedoms ... a formidable achievement' Evening Standard

Book information

ISBN: 9781802063240
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New and expanded edition
DEWEY: 323
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 1024
Weight: 683g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 42mm