Crime and Global JusticeThe Dynamics of International Punishment
Crime and Global Justice
The Dynamics of International Punishment
Over the last quarter of a century a new system of global criminal justice has emerged; national judges have become bolder in prosecuting crimes committed abroad, special tribunals have been able to target national leaders as well as their henchmen, and a permanent International Criminal Court has been established. But how successful have these ambitious transformations been? Have they ushered in a new era of cosmopolitan justice or are the old principles of victors' justice still in play?
In this book, Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease offer a vibrant and thoughtful analysis of the successes and shortcomings of the global justice system from 1945 to the present day. Part I traces the evolution of this system and the cosmopolitan vision enshrined within it. Part II looks at how it has worked in practice - focusing on the trials of some of the world’s most notorious war criminals, including Augusto Pinochet, Slobodan Milo evi , Radovan Karad i , Saddam Hussein and Omar al-Bashir, to assess the efficacy of the new dynamics of international punishment and the extent to which they can operate independently, without the interference of powerful governments and their representatives. Looking to the future, Part III asks how the system's failings can be addressed. What actions are required for cosmopolitan values to become increasingly embedded in the global justice system in years to come?
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  • March 2018
  • 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 mm / 6 x 9 in
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of abbreviations and acronyms
  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • Part I The Evolution and Purpose of International Criminal Justice
  • 1.Towards a global system of criminal justice?
  • 2.Objectives and reality of international criminal justice
  • 3.Cosmopolitan principles of international criminal justice
  • Part II International Criminal Justice in Action
  • 4.Universal jurisdiction. The proceedings against Augusto Pinochet
  • 5.Special international tribunals. Slobodan Milo evi and Radovan Karad i in The Hague
  • 6.Winners’ justice. The trial of Saddam Hussein
  • 7.The International Criminal Court in search of a defendant: Omar al-Bashir
  • Part III The Future for Global Criminal Justice
  • 8.An assessment of global criminal justice
  • 9.What future for international tribunals?
  • 10.Justice from below: What can be done?
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix Films and Novels on International Criminal Justice
  • References
  • Subject Index
About the Author

Daniele Archibugi is a research director at the Italian National Research Council in Rome and Professor of Innovation, Governance and Public Policy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He works on international relations and innovation. He has worked at the Universities of Cambridge, London School of Economics, and Harvard. He is an advisor to the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and several United Nations agencies and national governments.

Alice Pease is a freelance researcher currently working on a modern slavery campaign at the House of Lords. She holds degrees from the universities of Edinburgh and Bologna and has worked for various think-tanks in Europe and Latin America.

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"If you are able to read only one book on international criminal justice let it be Crime and Global Justice. The authors have done a wonderful job of probing the achievements, shortcomings, and unfulfilled promise of prosecuting high profile political figures guilty of massive moral atrocities and the most severe forms of criminality. Brilliantly presented, lucidly reasoned, and remarkably balanced, certain to be an enduring scholarly contribution."
Richard A. Falk

Crime and Global Justice is a really good book. It combine an incredibly useful and readable introduction to the subject, a powerful critique of how it has worked in practice, and a message of hope for the future. This is a fundamental text for anyone who cares about the prospects for an international rule of law.’
Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics and Political Science

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