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By Adam M. Smith

ISBN-10: 1591026849

ISBN-13: 9781591026846

This complete exam of the complicated, politicized international of overseas legal justice stories the intense shortcomings of a approach that hardly ever accomplishes its target of bringing mass murderers to justice. The author, an foreign attorney who has labored on the Hague and within the Balkans and is the son of a Holocaust refugee, specializes in a number of scorching spots, including:

• the previous Yugoslavia, the place a one-billion-dollar funding has spectacularly backfired.
• Sierra Leone, the place an analogous wartime factions that the foreign group attempted to dismantle stay, and in a few quarters are enhanced than ever.
• Rwanda, the place the post-conflict tribunal used to be met with dismay through all sectors of society and gets begrudging cooperation from the Rwandan government.
• Sudan and Uganda, the place the nascent foreign felony courtroom has inexplicably replicated a few of the comparable difficulties that plague the previous Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda.

Are different concepts on hand to supply the nice of justice with no the doubtless devastating unwanted effects? Smith illustrates the viability of a counterintuitive "solution" to facing genocide and different mass crimes: to entrust the demanding, almost certainly destabilizing paintings of war-crimes justice to the very states stricken by the crimes. This well-researched and forcefully argued publication is essential analyzing for citizens, policymakers, and electorate in addition to legal professionals, lecturers, and human rights activists who desire that "never back" could be greater than a platitude.

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