Writing History in International Criminal Trials (BOK)

Richard Ashby Wilson

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Why do international criminal tribunals write histories of the origins and causes of armed conflicts? Richard Ashby Wilson conducted 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. In the Slobodan Milosevic trial, the prosecution sought to demonstrate special intent to commit genocide by reference to a long-standing animus, nurtured within a nationalist mindset. For their part, the defense called historical witnesses to undermine charges of superior responsibility, and to mitigate the sentence by representing crimes as reprisals. Although legal ways of knowing are distinct 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.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Richard Ashby Wilson
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521138314
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,8cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 389 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd