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Standing Up for Justice: The Challenges of Trying Atrocity Crimes

Theodor Meron


This book discusses international criminal justice. While many books on this topic have focused on crimes and procedures, this book deals with process and the judicial function, the rule of law and the principle of fairness in trying atrocity crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It studies judicial independence and impartiality in international criminal courts, shedding light on the mystery of judicial decision-making and deliberations. Notably, the book addresses the controversial subjects of acquittals and the early release of prisoners. While acquittals are often seen a ... More

Keywords: international criminal justice, judicial function, rule of law, fairness, judicial independence, international criminal courts, judicial decision-making, acquittals, international justice, impartiality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198863434
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198863434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodor Meron, author
Judge and former President, International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals