After Genocide

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-27
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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How did one of the bravest and most optimistic expressions of post Cold War global power -- the provision of justice for those victimised by atrocious crimes -- degenerate into a system in which so few are convinced that justice is being dispensed? This book comprehensively examines the complex world of international criminal justice in several hot spots including the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda. The author suggests ways to provide an effective justice system that entrusts the potentially destabilising work of crime war crimes justice to the very states affected by the crimes.

Author Biography

Adam Smith has held staff positions with the United Nations, the World Bank, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He has also worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in three US embassies, in the US State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, and in counseling candidates for public office. Published in such magazines as the New Republic, the American Prospect, and Forbes, as well as prestigious journals including the Harvard International Law Journal, the Fletcher Forum, and the Commonwealth Journal of International affairs, Smith has also coauthored an academic text on international justice (International Judicial Institutions, 2009). He has been interviewed by NPR, Reuters, the Associated Press, CNN, and other media outlets from around the world. Educated at Harvard, Oxford, and Brown, Smith is currently an associate at a Washington, DC-based international law firm where his active pro bono practice includes providing assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
List of Abbreviationsp. 11
International Courts Timelinep. 13
From Budapest to Bondi to Bosnia: An Unlikely War Crimes Journeyp. 15
An Odd, Misguided Debate: Is it Really International Justice or No Justice?p. 31
Left Behindp. 49
The Politics of Hell: What Happened?p. 83
Falling on Deaf Ears (Part I): International Justice from the Ground Upp. 97
Falling on Deaf Ears (Part II): "Unfair and Unhelpful"p. 145
The International Criminal Court and the Limits of International Justicep. 195
They Say It Can't Be Donep. 223
Croatia: Justice in the Shadow of The Haguep. 283
Conclusion: Is it Too Late to Listen to the Canary in the Mine?p. 323
Notesp. 347
Indexp. 409
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