Globalizing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Revolution in by Chandra Lekha Sriram

By Chandra Lekha Sriram

This significant new research examines the constructing perform of common jurisdiction, in addition to the wider phenomenon of "globalizing" justice, and its ramifications.

With an in depth review of the modern perform of common jurisdiction, it discerns 3 tendencies at paintings: natural common jurisdiction, common jurisdiction "plus", and non-use. It additionally argues that those disparities in perform should still bring up critical issues as to the legitimacy and perceived legitimacy of such globalized justice. It then turns to one more attention, that of globalized justice, accurately since it occurs faraway from the locus of the crime, and is for this reason "externalized" and should fail to accomplish lots of its putative ambitions.

In addition, it is a key overview of civil responsibility, by using the Alien Tort Claims Act within the usa. It information how using civil consequences may possibly supply new avenues for redress, fairly with relation to team responsibility, no matter if that of armed teams or of firms. despite the fact that, it balances this method of responsibility with popularity of definite flaws inside of externalized legal accountability.

This research additionally specializes in combined tribunals, or different tools of internationalized justice as achievable possible choices, which can keep away from a number of the issues of exterior justice, yet are themselves faraway from excellent. combined or hybrid tribunals in East Timor and Sierra Leone symbolize various versions of hybrid justice and supply the reader with very good examples of those new sorts of justice in action.

This booklet should be of serious curiosity to all scholars and students of human rights foreign legislation and political science.

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