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War Crimes and Justice: A Reference Handbook

War Crimes and Justice: A Reference Handbook

by Howard BallHoward Ball


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A thorough introduction to the laws of war, the savagery of war crimes, and the international system that demands justice.

How do you speak of the unspeakable and defend the indefensible? War Crimes and Justice: A Reference Handbook thoroughly examines the laws of war and how the world community handles the monstrous brutalities of war through the international justice system. Highlighted are 20th century war crimes and trials including Yugoslavia, Kosovo, and the Kerry incident in Vietnam. Also covered are the four international tribunals established to punish violators in Nuremberg, Tokyo, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Howard Ball discusses those who committed unspeakable acts during war, others who sought justice for victims, and case studies portraying both victims and perpetrators. Significant treaties and conventions are explored, as well as all the options available to nations emerging from the throes of bloody civil wars to ensure peace with justice.

• Includes coverage of key people and trials including World War II, Vietnam, and the recent war in Kosovo

• Provides speeches, reports, and edited trial transcripts from cases involving war crimes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576078990
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2002
Series: Contemporary World Issues
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Howard Ball is professor of law at Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, and professor of political science and University Scholar Emeritus at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. His published works include ABC-CLIO's The USA Patriot Act and U.S. Homeland Security.

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