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British Justice, War Crimes and Human Rights Violations

The Age of Accountability

Authors: Kemp, Susan L.

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  • Addresses the role of developed democracies in domestic accountability mechanisms
  • Provides legal and policy recommendations based on recent analysis of UK law and practice
  • An example of detailed context on national systems relevant to ICC complementarity assessments
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This book examines the UK approach to investigating international crimes and serious human rights violations. In 2010, the United Nations Secretary General referred to the emerging system of international justice, including the creation of the International Criminal Court, as the ‘Age of Accountability.’ However, the UK has sometimes struggled to comply with its international law obligations. Using examples from the post-World War II period to 2018, interviews with leading UK military lawyers and newly disclosed official documents, this work explains the legal duties, how the UK military and civilian justice systems investigate alleged military misconduct and highlights the challenges involved. It provides suggestions on strengthening domestic law and policy and its importance for the UK’s legitimacy as an exporter of rule of law expertise. This text is essential reading for practitioners, academics, government officials and students of international, criminal, humanitarian or human rights law.


About the authors

Susan L. Kemp is a lawyer specialising in international criminal law and human rights, and a former war crimes investigator. She was a member of the first UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14113-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14112-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Justice, War Crimes and Human Rights Violations
Book Subtitle
The Age of Accountability
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14113-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14113-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14112-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 488
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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