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The Witnesses

Author: Eric Stover
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220378X
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In recent years, the world community has demonstrated a renewed commitment to the pursuit of international criminal justice. In 1993, the United Nations established two ad hoc international tribunals to try those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Ten years later, the International Criminal Court began its operations and is developing prosecutions in its first two cases (Congo and Uganda). Meanwhile, national and hybrid war crimes tribunals have been established in Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, and Cambodia. Thousands of people have given testimony before these courts. Most have witnessed war crimes, including mass killings, torture, rape, inhumane imprisonment, forced expulsion, and the destruction of homes and villages. For many, testifying in a war crimes trial requires great courage, especially as they are well aware that war criminals still walk the streets of their villages and towns. Yet despite these risks, little attention has been paid to the fate of witnesses of mass atrocity. Nor do we know much about their experiences testifying before an international tribunal or the effect of such testimony on their return to their postwar communities. The first study of victims and witnesses who have testified before an international war crimes tribunal, The Witnesses examines the opinions and attitudes of eighty-seven individuals—Bosnians, Muslims, Serbs, and Croats—who have appeared before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

The Routledge Handbook Of Linguistic Anthropology

Author: Nancy Bonvillain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135050902
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The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is a broad survey of linguistic anthropology, featuring contributions from prominent scholars in the field. Each chapter presents a brief historical summary of research in the field and discusses topics and issues of current concern to people doing research in linguistic anthropology. The handbook is organized into four parts – Language and Cultural Productions; Language Ideologies and Practices of Learning; Language and the Communication of Identities; and Language and Local/Global Power – and covers current topics of interest at the intersection of the two fields, while also contextualizing them within discussions of fieldwork practice. Featuring 30 contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is an essential overview for students and researchers interested in understanding core concepts and key issues in linguistic anthropology.

Routledge Handbook Of International Criminal Law

Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136866671
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International criminal law has developed extraordinarily quickly over the last decade, with the creation of ad hoc tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. This book provides a timely and comprehensive survey of emerging and existing areas of international criminal law. The Handbook features new, specially commissioned papers by a range of international and leading experts in the field. It contains reflections on the theoretical aspects and contemporary debates in international criminal law. The book is split into four parts for ease of reference: The Historical and Institutional Framework – Sets international criminal law firmly in context with individual chapters on the important developments and key institutions which have been established. The Crimes – Identifies and analyses international crimes, including a chapter on aggression. The Practice of International Tribunals – Focuses on topics relating to the practice and procedure of international criminal law. Key Issues in International Criminal Law – Goes on to explore issues of importance such as universal jurisdiction, amnesties and international criminal law and human rights. Providing easy access to up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all key aspects of international criminal law, this book is an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.

Hard Evidence

Author: Dawnie Wolfe Steadman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131734796X
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An essential supplement to a forensic anthropology text, this reader provides case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches and practical experiences in the field. The book provides both introductory and advanced students with a strong sense of the cases that forensic anthropologists become involved, along with their professional and ethical responsibilities, the scientific rigor required, and the multidisciplinary nature of the science. For courses in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science.

Women Waging War And Peace

Author: Sandra I. Cheldelin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441160213
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The essays examine how women actively contribute not only to conflict, but also to peace and social change in diverse contexts around the world.

Yearbook Of The European Convention On Human Rights 2008

Author: Council of Europe
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic Publi
ISBN: 9789004179899
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The Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights, edited by the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, is an indispensable record of the development and impact of the world s oldest binding international human rights treaty. It reviews the implementation of the Convention both by the European Court of Human Rights and in national legislation and practice. The Yearbook includes: Full text of any new protocols to the Convention as they are opened for signature, together with the state of signatures and ratifications. Full listing of Court judgments; judgments broken down by subject-matter; and extensive summaries of key judgments handed down by the Court during the year. Selected human rights (DH) resolutions adopted as part of the Committee of Ministers work supervising the execution of the Court s judgments. Enquiries by the Secretary General carried out under Article 52 of the Convention. Other work of the Council of Europe connected with the European Convention on Human Rights, carried out by the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly, and the Directorate General of Human Rights. A summary survey of the implementation in certain member states of the Convention in the form of both legislation and case-law. Bibliographic information from the library of the European Court of Human Rights. The Yearbook is published in an English-French bilingual edition.

The Development Of Institutions Of Human Rights

Author: Lilian A. Barria
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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During the transition to democracy, states have used various mechanisms to address previous human rights abuses including domestic trials, truth and reconciliation commissions and internationalized tribunals. This volume analyzes the transitional justice choices made by four countries: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Sierra Leone and East Timor. For each country, there is a chapter which provides a historical overview concerning the causes of the conflict and two subsequent chapters which highlight a different method of transitional justice implemented. The volume highlights the opportunities and the constraints faced by states and the international community to provide accountability for human rights violations.

Peines De Guerre

Author: Isabelle Delpla
Publisher: Editions de l'Ecole Pratiques de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
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Depuis la création du tribunal TPIY en 1993, poursuites, sanctions et acquittements rythment les politiques d'inculpation. Ce livre revient sur la création, la réception et l'évolution de ce tribunal, symbole d'une justice internationale importée, imposée. Il confronte les pratiques du TPIY et les pratiques pénales nationales, sa réception dans un pays dont on oublie trop souvent sa pleine appartenance à un espace et à une tradition européenne, et ayant vécu des procès de sorties de guerre, en restitue le contexte historique, philosophique, politique et social. Une autre grande originalité de ce livre est l'attention portée à la peine. Car le TPIY affecte d'abord les pays concernés par ses inculpations et les peines qu'il accorde. La complexité des prises de position, les différences géographiques, les héritages, les rapports entre vérité juridique et vérité historique, les mots juridiques et leur glissement vers un vocabulaire ordinaire, les attentes des sanctions, le ressenti des victimes, l'utilisation des plaidoyers de culpabilité : les multiples facettes de la justice pénale internationale appellent, pour être éclairées, à une réflexion collective. Face à des questions laissées longtemps sans réponse, juge, historien, criminologue, philosophe, anthropologue croisent ici leurs regards. Certains, acteur ou témoins, reviennent sur leur expérience. Ces décloisonnements constituent une lecture inédite et courageuse du TPIY.