Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law by Mark A. Drumbl

By Mark A. Drumbl

This ebook argues that responsibility for remarkable atrocity crimes are not uncritically undertake the equipment and assumptions of standard liberal legal legislations. felony punishment designed for universal criminals is a reaction to mass atrocity and a tool to advertise justice in its aftermath. This e-book involves this end after reviewing the sentencing practices of overseas, nationwide, and native courts and tribunals that punish atrocity perpetrators. Sentencing practices of those associations fail to realize the ambitions that overseas felony legislations ascribes to punishment, specifically retribution and deterrence. clean considering is important to confront the collective nature of mass atrocity and the hectic fact that particular club in group-based killings is usually now not maladaptive or deviant habit yet, relatively, adaptive or conformist habit. This publication turns to a latest, and adventurously pluralist, software of classical notions of cosmopolitanism to enhance the body of foreign legal legislations to a broader development of atrocity legislation and in the direction of an interdisciplinary, contextual, and multicultural perception of justice.

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