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Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation

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Part of Treaty Implementation for Sustainable Development

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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  • Date Published: February 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107502758

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  • 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. Comprised of 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
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    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107502758
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Sébastien Jodoin, Yale University, Connecticut
    Sébastien Jodoin is a Trudeau Scholar, SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and PhD candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where his research focuses on human rights and environmental governance. He has lectured widely at universities and conferences in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and has published in such leading journals as the International Criminal Law Review, the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and the Journal of International Law and International Relations. In addition, Jodoin is a Lead Counsel with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the Director of the One Justice Project, and a member of the Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative at Yale University. He most recently received the 2012 Public Scholar Award from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for conducting research 'that engages and betters the world at large'.

    Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, International Development Law Organisation, Rome
    Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is an international lawyer, scholar and executive in the field of sustainable development. She serves as Head of the Economic Growth and Trade Department of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Rome, Italy, with a unique mandate for law and development. Through the IDLO, she provides legal advice and technical assistance on the negotiation and implementation of international treaties on sustainable development to countries in the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific, and to the United Nations. Cordonier Segger has published more than sixty papers and fourteen books on sustainable economic development law and policy in three languages. She is a co-editor of the Cambridge University Press series Treaty Implementation for Sustainable Development.


    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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