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Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Susan Tiefenbrun


Violations of international law and human rights laws are the plague of the 20th and 21st centuries. People's inhumanity to people escalates as wars proliferate and respect for human rights and the laws of war diminish. Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities analyzes international law as represented artfully in the humanities. Mass violence and flagrant violations of human rights have a dramatic effect that naturally appeals to writers, film makers, artists, philosophers, historians, and legal scholars who represent these horrors indirectly through various media and in coded ... More

Keywords: international law, human rights laws, inhumanity, wars, semiotics, humanities, mass violence, writers, film makers, artists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195385779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Tiefenbrun, author
Thomas Jefferson School of Law