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The justice cascade : how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics, Kathryn Sikkink

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The justice cascade : how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics
Title
The justice cascade
Title remainder
how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Sikkink
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past three decades, hundreds of government officials have gone from being immune to any accountability for their human rights violations to being the subjects of highly publicized trials in Latin America, Europe, and Africa, resulting in enormous media attention and severe consequences. Here, renowned scholar Kathryn Sikkink brings to light the groundbreaking emergence of these human rights trials as a modern political tool, one that is changing the face of global politics as we know it. Drawing on personal experience and extensive research, Sikkink explores the building of this movement toward justice, from its roots in Nuremberg to the watershed trials in Greece and Argentina. She shows how the foundations for the stunning, public indictments of Slobodan Milosevic and Augusto Pinochet were laid by the long, tireless activism of civilians, many of whose own families had been destroyed, and whose fight for justice sometimes came at the risk of their own lives and careers. She also illustrates what effect the justice cascade has had on democracy, conflict, and repression, and what it means for leaders and citizens everywhere, including the policymakers behind our own "war on terror."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Sikkink, Kathryn
Dewey number
345.0235
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Criminal liability (International law)
  • Prosecution
  • Prosecution (International law)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • International criminal courts
  • World politics
Label
The justice cascade : how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics, Kathryn Sikkink
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-322) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Creating individual accountability. Navigating without a map : human rights trials in southern Europe ; Argentina : from pariah state to global protagonist -- Part II. Spreading ideas about individual accountability. Interlude : how does the Argentine experience spread? ; The streams of the justice cascade -- Part III. Do human rights prosecutions make a difference? The effects of human rights prosecutions in Latin America ; Global deterrence and human rights prosecutions ; Is the United States immune to the justice cascade? -- Part IV. Conclusions. Policy, theory, and the justice cascade
Control code
FIEb17017592
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780393079937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)711051792
Label
The justice cascade : how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics, Kathryn Sikkink
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Creating individual accountability. Navigating without a map : human rights trials in southern Europe ; Argentina : from pariah state to global protagonist -- Part II. Spreading ideas about individual accountability. Interlude : how does the Argentine experience spread? ; The streams of the justice cascade -- Part III. Do human rights prosecutions make a difference? The effects of human rights prosecutions in Latin America ; Global deterrence and human rights prosecutions ; Is the United States immune to the justice cascade? -- Part IV. Conclusions. Policy, theory, and the justice cascade
Control code
FIEb17017592
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780393079937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)711051792

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