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Paths to International Justice

Paths to International Justice
Social and Legal Perspectives

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Tobias Kelly, Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Jane K. Cowan, Emily Haslam, Jelena To∫ic, Basak Çali, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Sally Engle Merry, M. Zerilli, Lisa J. Laplante, Sal Buckler
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521709200

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  • This volume focuses on the everyday social relationships through which international justice is produced. Using case studies from the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Women's Convention Committee and elsewhere, it explores international justice as a process that takes place at the intersection of the often contradictory practices of applicants, lawyers, bureaucrats, victims, accused and others. With a sensitivity to broader institutional and political inequalities, the contributors ask how and why international justice is mobilised, understood and abandoned by concrete social actors, and to what effect. An attention to the different voices that feed into international justice is essential if we are to understand its potentials and limitations in the midst of social conflict or full blown political violence.

    • Develops an original theoretical and methodological approach to the study of international justice
    • Provides detailed case studies of the ways institutions of international justice are mobilised by social actors
    • Offers an analysis of geographically varied problematic situations, including in Peru, Romania, Uganda, the Balkans, Rwanda, the UK, Turkey, and Serbia
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521709200
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction - the social lives of international justice Tobias Kelly and Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
    Part I. Paths…:
    2. The success of failure? Minority supervision at the League of Nations Jane K. Cowan
    3. Law, civil society and contested justice at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Emily Haslam
    4. Transparent broadcast? The reception of Milo∫evic's trial in Serbia Jelena To∫ic
    Part II. …to International…:
    5. The limits of international justice at the European Court of Human Rights: between legal cosmopolitanism and 'a society of states' Basak Çali
    6. Global justice, local controversies: the International Criminal Court and the sovereignty of victims Kamari Maxine Clarke
    7. Human Rights Law as a path to International Justice: the case of the women's convention Sally Engle Merry
    Part III. …Justice:
    8. The house of ghosts: post-socialist property restitution and the European Court's rendition of human rights in Brumarescu v. Romania Filippo M. Zerilli and Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
    9. Entwined paths to justice: the inter-American human rights system and the Peruvian Truth Commission Lisa J. Laplante
    10. Same old story? Gypsy understandings of the injustices of non-Gypsy justice Sal Buckler.

  • Editors

    Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, University of Sussex
    Marie-Bénédicte Dembour is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Sussex Law School, University of Sussex.

    Tobias Kelly, University of Edinburgh
    Tobias Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.


    Tobias Kelly, Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Jane K. Cowan, Emily Haslam, Jelena To∫ic, Basak Çali, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Sally Engle Merry, M. Zerilli, Lisa J. Laplante, Sal Buckler

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