The Resource Making sense of mass atrocity, Mark Osiel

Making sense of mass atrocity, Mark Osiel

Label
Making sense of mass atrocity
Title
Making sense of mass atrocity
Statement of responsibility
Mark Osiel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Who done it?' is not the first question that comes to mind when seeking to make sense of mass atrocity. So brazen are the leader-culprits in their apologetics for the harms, so wrenching the human destruction clearly wrought and meticulously documented by many credible sources. Yet in legal terms, mass atrocity remains disconcertingly elusive. The perversity of its perpetrators is polymorphic, impeding criminal courts from tracing true lines of responsibility in ways intelligible through law's pre-existing categories, designed with simpler stuff in mind. Genocide, crimes against humanity, and the worst war crimes are possible only when the state or other organizations mobilize and coordinate the efforts of many people. Responsibility for mass atrocity is always widely shared, often by thousands. Yet criminal law, with its liberal underpinnings, prefers to blame particular individuals for isolated acts. Is such law, therefore, constitutionally unable to make any sense of the most catastrophic conflagrations of our time? Drawing on the experience of several recent prosecutions (national and international), this book both trenchantly diagnoses law's limits at such times and offers a spirited defense of its moral and intellectual resources for meeting the vexing challenge of holding anyone criminally accountable for mass atrocity. Just as today's war criminals develop new methods of eluding law's historic grasp, so criminal law flexibly devises novel responses to their stratagems. Mark Osiel examines several such recent legal innovations in international jurisprudence and proposes still others"--Page [i]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osiel, Mark
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ7139
LC item number
.O828 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International crimes
  • Criminal liability (International law)
  • Criminal liability (International law)
  • International crimes
  • Völkermord
  • Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit
  • Internationale Strafgerichtsbarkeit
  • Verantwortlichkeit
  • Internationale Strafgerichtsbarkeit
  • Verantwortlichkeit
  • Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit
  • Völkermord
Label
Making sense of mass atrocity, Mark Osiel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The challenge of prosecuting mass atrocity -- The responsibility of superiors -- Participating in a criminal enterprise -- Defining the criminal enterprise -- The bureaucracy of murder -- Culpability, character, and context in mass atrocity -- Must national prosecutions serve global concerns? -- The conflicting incentives of national and international prosecutors -- Collective sanctions for collective wrong -- The collective responsibility of military officers -- Being economical with amnesty
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521861854
Lccn
2008047965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)269282230
Label
Making sense of mass atrocity, Mark Osiel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The challenge of prosecuting mass atrocity -- The responsibility of superiors -- Participating in a criminal enterprise -- Defining the criminal enterprise -- The bureaucracy of murder -- Culpability, character, and context in mass atrocity -- Must national prosecutions serve global concerns? -- The conflicting incentives of national and international prosecutors -- Collective sanctions for collective wrong -- The collective responsibility of military officers -- Being economical with amnesty
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521861854
Lccn
2008047965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)269282230

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