Amnesty in International Law

Amnesty in International Law

By: Ben Chigara (author)Paperback

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The book seeks to discover whether amnesty laws that expunge criminal liability of agents of a previous regime, alleged to have violated basic human rights, are permissible under international law. The quality of offences examined in this book is viewed from three perspectives: crimes against humanity, grave breaches of human rights and jus cogens.

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Acknowledgements Abbreviations Table of Cases and Incidents Table of Treaties and Declarations Preface 1: Problematizing Amnesty in International Practice 2: Amnesty and the Limit of State Discretion and Constraint in International Law 3: The Rights, Justice Dynamic and Physiological Needs of the State 4: Schizophrenic State Practice: To Constrain or to Authorise Amnesty Granted to Agents of a Previous Government Alleged to Have Violated Basic Human Rights of Individuals. 5: Amnesty, State discretion and International Constraint: What Model? 6: Future of Amnesty in International Law 7: Conclusions

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  • publication date: 22/03/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780582437937
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780582437937
  • weight: 584
  • ISBN10: 0582437938

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