Human Rights Interventions

Law, Politics and the Limits of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity

Authors: Rogers, Damien

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  • Offers an entirely new way of comprehending the conduct of those whose job it is to prosecute the most serious of international crimes
  • Argues that law is a form of politics, and that both ICL enforcement and the politics of economic liberalisation are a means of waging politico-cultural war
  • Highlights the complicity between the production of scholarly knowledge in academia and the support for the international prosecutor’s work
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About this book

This book offers a unique and powerful critique of the quest for international criminal justice. It explores the efforts of three successive generations of international prosecutors, recognising the vital roles they play in the enforcement of international criminal law. By critically examining prosecutorial performance during the pre-trial and trial phases, the volume argues that these prosecutors are simultaneously political actors serving in the interests of economic liberalisation. It also posits that international prosecutors help wage a mostly silent and largely unacknowledged politico-cultural war fought for control over the institutions governing modernist international affairs. As the author contends, international prosecutors are thus best understood as agents not only of the law and politics, but also of a war fought by proponents of various utopian projects.

About the authors

Damien Rogers is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University, New Zealand.

Reviews

“In Law, Politics and the Limits of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity Damien Rogers makes a timely and valuable contribution to the growing critical literature on international criminal law by challenging assumptions about the virtuous and apolitical role of the international prosecutor in the prosecution of atrocity crimes.” (Neil Boister, Professor of Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

“This book is a massive synthesis of research on the meaning and conduct of international justice and presents meticulous evidence for its politicization. With a clearly stated argument, it gives a fresh view on international justice and is important reading for historians, social scientists, lawyers and human rights activists alike.” (Mats Deland, Associate Professor in History, Södertörn University College, Sweden)

“This is an innovative and critical study in the area of international criminal justice. Through its focus on the prosecutor this book adds new insights and opens up new venues for further research into the politics of law.” (W.G. Werner, Professor of International Law and Comparative Law, Vrije Universtitet Amsterdam, Netherlands)

“This book—an engagement with the strategic-conceptual work accomplished by international prosecutors in support of economic liberalisation—is a serious-minded, meticulous and politically-insurgent contribution to the critique of international criminal law.” (Gerry Simpson, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law, Politics and the Limits of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity
Authors
Series Title
Human Rights Interventions
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60994-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60994-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60993-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86978-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 244
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