The Resource "Crimes against peace" and international law, Kirsten Sellars

"Crimes against peace" and international law, Kirsten Sellars

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"Crimes against peace" and international law
Title
"Crimes against peace" and international law
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten Sellars
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1946, the judges at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg declared 'crimes against peace' - the planning, initiation or waging of aggressive wars - to be 'the supreme international crime'. At the time, the prosecuting powers heralded the charge as being a legal milestone, but it later proved to be an anomaly arising from the unique circumstances of the post-war period. This study traces the idea of criminalising aggression, from its origins after the First World War, through its high-water mark at the post-war tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo, to its abandonment during the Cold War. Today, a similar charge - the 'crime of aggression' - is being mooted at the International Criminal Court, so the ideas and debates that shaped the original charge of 'crimes against peace' assume new significance and offer valuable insights to lawyers, policy-makers and scholars engaged in international law and international relations"--
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Sellars, Kirsten
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ7140
LC item number
.S45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law
Series volume
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crimes against peace
  • Aggression (International law)
  • International criminal law
  • LAW
  • Aggression (International law)
  • Crimes against peace
  • International criminal law
Label
"Crimes against peace" and international law, Kirsten Sellars
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The emergence of the idea of aggression; 2. The quest for control; 3. The creation of a crime; 4. Innovation and orthodoxy at Nuremberg; 5. The Allies and an ad hoc charge; 6. The elimination of Japanese militarism; 7. Questions of self-defence; 8. Divisions on the bench at Tokyo; 9. The uncertain legacy of crimes against peace; Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781107028845
Lccn
2012031735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806993519
  • (OCoLC)ocn806993519
Label
"Crimes against peace" and international law, Kirsten Sellars
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The emergence of the idea of aggression; 2. The quest for control; 3. The creation of a crime; 4. Innovation and orthodoxy at Nuremberg; 5. The Allies and an ad hoc charge; 6. The elimination of Japanese militarism; 7. Questions of self-defence; 8. Divisions on the bench at Tokyo; 9. The uncertain legacy of crimes against peace; Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781107028845
Lccn
2012031735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806993519
  • (OCoLC)ocn806993519

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