My latest book, Unimaginable Atrocities: Justice, Politics,and Rights at the War Crimes Tribunals, was published by Oxford University Press a few days ago.The book consists of eight chapters that address major and controversial issues in the field of international criminal law. Each one represents a different aspect of my own thinking and experience, based upon two decades of studying international criminal tribunals and transitional justice.
This is not a collection of previously published articles. Each chapter is new, drawing upon the latest developments in the field.
Consisting of 240 pages, the book is issued in hardcover and priced at £34.99.
Here is the description of the book taken from the Oxford catalogue:
* Highlights critical debates and controversies facing international criminal courts and tribunals, such as the tensions between peace and justice, and between fair trial rights and the need to secure a conviction
* Presents fresh analysis of these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and offers innovative solutions
* Written by one of the undisputed authorities on international crimes and war crimes tribunals
* Accessible and clear style makes the book a good read for lawyers and non-specialists alike
As international criminal courts and tribunals have proliferated and international criminal law is increasingly seen as a key tool for bringing the world's worst perpetrators to account, the controversies surrounding the international trials of war criminals have grown. War crimes tribunals have to deal with accusations of victor's justice, bad prosecutorial policy and case management, and of jeopardizing fragile peace in post-conflict situations. In this exceptional book, one of the leading writers in the field of international criminal law explores these controversial issues in a manner that is accessible both to lawyers and to general readers.
The book contains the following chapters:
1: 'Unimaginable Atrocities': Identifying International Crimes
2: Nullum Crimen Sine Lege
3: Victors' Justice? Selecting Targets for Prosecution
4: The Genocide Mystique
5: Mens Rea, Actus Reus, and the Role of the State
6: History, International Justice, and the Right to Truth
7: No Peace Without Justice? The Amnesty Quandary
8: Crimes Against Peace
The title, Unimaginable Atrocities, is taken from the preamble to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.