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The Founders: Four Pioneering Individuals Who Launched the First Modern-Era International Criminal Tribunals

Edited by: David M. Crane, Leila Nadya Sadat, Michael P. Scharf

ISBN13: 9781108424165
Published: June 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The Balkan Wars, the Rwanda genocide, and the crimes against humanity in Cambodia and Sierra Leone spurred the creation of international criminal tribunals to bring the perpetrators of unimaginable atrocities to justice. When Richard Goldstone, David Crane, Robert Petit, and Luis Moreno-Ocampo received the call - each set out on a unique quest to build an international criminal tribunal and launch its first prosecutions. Never before have the founding International Prosecutors told the behind-the-scenes stories of their historic journey. With no blueprint and little precedent, each was a path-breaker. This book contains the first-hand accounts of the challenges they faced, the obstacles they overcame, and the successes they achieved in obtaining justice for millions of victims.

Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Foreword Kofi Annan

Part I. Putting it All in Context: Introduction Hans Corell
1. International criminal justice: the journey from politics to law Leila Nadya Sadat
2. The cornerstone: Robert H. Jackson and the Nuremberg tribunal Michael Scharf
3. The Balkan investigation William Schabas

Part II. The Founders:
4. The international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda Richard Goldstone
5. The Special Court for Sierra Leone David M. Crane
6. The International Criminal Court Luis Moreno Ocampo
7. Extraordinary chambers in the courts of Cambodia Robert Petit

Part III. The 'Take Aways':
8. Closing perspectives David Scheffer.