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Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Anja Seibert-Fohr


Criminal punishment is increasingly regarded as a necessary element of human rights protection. There is a growing conviction at the international level that those responsible for the most serious crimes should not go unpunished. Though there is a wealth of legal writing on international criminal law, the question why and to what extent criminal prosecution is a necessary means of human rights protection has hardly been addressed comprehensively. This book examines the duty to prosecute serious human rights violations. It does so by exploring the concepts of impunity and amnesties, and by expo ... More

Keywords: human rights, duty to prosecute, impunity, amnesties, post-conflict justice, rule of law, criminal justice, punishment, international criminal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569328
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anja Seibert-Fohr, author
Head of the Minerva Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law