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Crimes Against Humanity


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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Origins and development Chapter 2 Why against humanity? Chapter 3 A jurisdictional threshold Chapter 4 Humanitarian intervention Chapter 5 Utopia into law Appendix Review of Larry May Bibliography Index

About the Author

Norman Geras is Professor Emeritus in Politics at the University of Manchester.


"Readers will learn not only about the nature of the law, but also about the predicates underlying it, the influences on it, its history and its possible progression as well as its relationship to humanitarian intervention." (Timothy Mawe, University College Cork, Political Studies Review, May 2014) '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) -- .

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