Introduction 1. Origins and development 2. Why against humanity? 3. A jurisdictional threshold 4. Humanitarian intervention 5. Utopia into law Appendix Review of Larry May Bibliography Index -- .
The late Norman Geras was Professor Emeritus in Politics at the University of Manchester -- .
'This book represents a strong theoretical contribution and informative guide for both academics and practitioners dealing with the subject. In addition, this book is beneficial for a general non-specialist audience as an accessible tool in shedding light on one of the most topical, complicated and contentious issues in the sphere of contemporary international law.' Rustam B. Atadjanov, Issue 1 of 2016 of the Journal of International Criminal Justice, July 2016 'Norman Geras's Crimes against humanity is an elegantly written and deeply humane work that examines the philosophical basis of one of the core crimes of international law.For a compact, thoughtful, and philosophically sophisticated discussion of a category of crime that has become central to international law and global politics, it would be difficult to do better than this volume.' Andrew Altman, Springer: Criminal Law and Philosophy (2016) -- .