This fully-updated and much expanded second edition provides a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the current debates in international humanitarian law. Written by a former UN Chief Prosecutor and a leading international law expert, this book analyses the legal and political underpinnings of international judicial institutions, it provides the reader with an understanding of both the historical development of institutions directed towards international justice, as well as an overview of the differences and similarities between such organizations.
New to this edition:
International Judicial Institutions: Second Edition will be of great interest to students of International Politics, Criminology and Law.
Introduction, 1. International humanitarian law: a short review, 2. The pre-dawn of international justice: through World War I, 3. International justice following World War II: Nuremberg and Tokyo, 4. The Cold War and the rise of domestic international justice 5. Post-Cold War justice: the UN ad hoc tribunals, mixed courts, and the ICC, 6. Post-ICC prosecutions: new domestic proceedings and international proceedings, 7. beyond ICC justice, 8. Conclusion: the future of "international" justice—active at home and abroad.
The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).
The Series has two "streams" identified by their covers:
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.