International Criminal Justice Series

Legality Matters

Crimes Against Humanity and the Problems and Promise of the Prohibition on Other Inhumane Acts

Authors: MacNeil, Gillian

Free Preview
  • Proposes a new approach to understanding retroactive criminal law drawing on the work of Lon L. Fuller
  • Focusses on the ill-defined crime against humanity proscription of other inhumane acts, an underexamined area of crimes against humanity
  • Draws on domestic criminal law theory to propose solutions to interpretive problems raised by crimes against humanity
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 96,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 16, 2021
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-443-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 13, 2021
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-442-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book examines the way international criminal courts and tribunals have interpreted the crimes against humanity proscription of other inhumane acts. This clause is consistently used in spite of the long list of more specific offences forbidden as crimes against humanity. 

The volume proposes that the current approach is based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the clause. Properly understood, the clause is an invitation to courts to create and apply retroactive criminal laws. This leads to a problem. A prohibition on the use of retroactive criminal laws, one which admits no exceptions, is deeply embedded in international law. 

The author argues that it is time to revisit the assumption that retroactive criminal laws can never be deployed in a fair legal system. Drawing lessons from an exploration on the way the prohibition on retroactive laws is applied in practice, she proposes a new framework for understanding the clause proscribing the commission of other inhumane acts. 

This book will be of relevance to anyone interested in international criminal law or criminal law theory.

Gillian MacNeil is Assistant Professor at Robson Hall, the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

 



Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 96,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 16, 2021
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-443-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 13, 2021
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-442-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legality Matters
Book Subtitle
Crimes Against Humanity and the Problems and Promise of the Prohibition on Other Inhumane Acts
Authors
Series Title
International Criminal Justice Series
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2021
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-443-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-443-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-442-6
Series ISSN
2352-6718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 196
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Topics