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Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation


  • Page extent: 392 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.52 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9781107502758)

Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation provides a serious and timely perspective on the relationship between two important and dynamic fields of international law. Comprising chapters written by leading academics and international lawyers, this book examines how the principles and practices of international criminal law and sustainable development can contribute to one another's elaboration, interpretation and implementation. Chapters in the book discuss the potential and limitations of international criminalization as a means for protecting the basic foundations of sustainable development; the role of existing international crimes in penalizing serious forms of economic, social, environmental and cultural harm; the indirect linkages that have developed between sustainable development and various mechanisms of criminal accountability and redress; and innovative proposals to broaden the scope of international criminal justice. With its rigorous and innovative arguments, this book forms a unique and urgent contribution to current debates on the future of global justice and sustainability.

• Provides the first serious and comprehensive overview of the relationship between two of the most important and vibrant fields in international law today: international criminal justice and sustainable development • Features leading scholars, practitioners and advocates who consider existing practices at the intersection of these two fields as well as innovative proposals to strengthen the contribution of international criminal justice to global sustainability • Addresses global efforts to end impunity for serious violations of international law and to build a more sustainable world • Provides urgent and important insights about the future of international law and justice


Part I. Accountability and Sustainability in International Law: 1. The sustainability of international criminal law Sébastien Jodoin; 2. Introduction: criminal justice, sustainable development, and international law Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger; 3. Crime, structure, harm Gerry Simpson; 4. The case for a general international crime against the environment Frédéric Mégret; Part II. International Crimes and Sustainable Development: 5. Environmental damages and international criminal law Matthew Gillett; 6. Violations of social and economic rights and international crimes Salim Nakhjavani; 7. Cultural heritage and international criminal law Roger O'Keefe; 8. The crime of aggression and threats to the future Alexandra R. Harrington; Part III. International Criminal Justice and Sustainable Development: 9. Intergenerational equity and rights in international criminal law Jarrod Hepburn; 10. Corporate liability and complicity in international crimes Ken Roberts; 11. The contribution of international criminal justice to sustainable peace and development Fannie Lafontaine and Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo; 12. Reparations for victims and sustainable development Pubudu Sachithanandan; Part IV. Building a Sustainable Future for International Criminal Justice: 13. Sustainable development, conflicts, and international crimes Charles Séguin; 14. Transitional justice and peace building for the future: diagnosing and addressing the socioeconomic roots of violence through a human rights and intergenerational framework Lisa J. Laplante; 15. Protecting the majority of humanity: toward an integrated approach to crimes against present and future generations Riane Eisler; 16. The responsibility to prevent: early warning systems to protect future generations Maja Göpel; 17. Conclusion: protecting the rights of future generations through existing and new international criminal law Sébastien Jodoin.


'Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation opens new horizons for the international criminal regime … Thanks to the editors and contributors of this book, the question of identifying which precise acts should be defined as new international crimes, based on the gravity of their adverse impacts on sustainable development and the appropriateness of such measure, is resolutely on the agenda for future research and law reform.' Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Revue québécoise de droit international


Sébastien Jodoin, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Gerry Simpson, Frédéric Mégret, Matthew Gillett, Salim Nakhjavani, Roger O'Keefe, Alexandra R. Harrington, Jarrod Hepburn, Ken Roberts, Fannie Lafontaine, Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo, Pubudu Sachithanandan, Charles Séguin, Lisa J. Laplante, Riane Eisler, Maja Göpel

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