Coverart for item
The Resource Writing history in international criminal trials, Richard Ashby Wilson

Writing history in international criminal trials, Richard Ashby Wilson

Label
Writing history in international criminal trials
Title
Writing history in international criminal trials
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ashby Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book uses empirical research on three international criminal tribunals to understand how law and history are combined in the courtroom"--
  • "Why do international criminal tribunals write histories of the origins and causes of armed conflicts? Richard Ashby Wilson conducted empirical research with judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and expert witnesses in three international criminal tribunals to understand how law and history are combined in the courtroom. Historical testimony is now an integral part of international trials, with prosecutors and defense teams using background testimony to pursue decidedly legal objectives. Both use historical narratives to frame the alleged crimes and to articulate their side's theory of the case. In the Slobodan Milošević trial, the prosecution sought to demonstrate special intent to commit genocide by reference to a long-standing animus, nurtured within a nationalist mind-set. For their part, the defense calls historical witnesses to undermine charges of superior responsibility, and to mitigate the sentence by representing crimes as reprisals. Although legal ways of knowing are distinctive from those of history, the two are effectively combined in international trials in a way that challenges us to rethink the relationship between law and history"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Richard
Dewey number
341.69
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crimes against humanity
  • War crimes
  • Prosecution
  • Evidence, Documentary
  • Political violence
  • Civil war
  • War
Label
Writing history in international criminal trials, Richard Ashby Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) 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
Assessing court histories of mass crimes -- What does the 'international' actually mean for international criminal trials? -- Contrasting evidence: international and common law approaches to expert testimony -- Does history have any legal relevance in international criminal trials? -- From monumental history to microhistories -- Exoneration and mitigation in defense histories -- Misjudging Rwandan society and history at the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda -- Permanent justice: the International Criminal Court -- Conclusion: new directions in international criminal trials
Control code
FIEb16894996
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521198851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)672300105
Label
Writing history in international criminal trials, Richard Ashby Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) 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
Assessing court histories of mass crimes -- What does the 'international' actually mean for international criminal trials? -- Contrasting evidence: international and common law approaches to expert testimony -- Does history have any legal relevance in international criminal trials? -- From monumental history to microhistories -- Exoneration and mitigation in defense histories -- Misjudging Rwandan society and history at the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda -- Permanent justice: the International Criminal Court -- Conclusion: new directions in international criminal trials
Control code
FIEb16894996
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521198851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)672300105

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...