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Paths to International Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

Paths to International Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

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Tobias Kelly Edited by Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
Cambridge University Press, 10/18/2007
EAN 9780521882637, ISBN10: 052188263X

Hardcover, 288 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

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.

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.