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By Mark Osiel

Genocide, crimes opposed to humanity, and the worst conflict crimes are attainable simply whilst the country or different organizations mobilise and co-ordinate the efforts of many of us. accountability for mass atrocity is often broadly shared, usually by means of millions. but felony legislations, with its liberal underpinnings, prefers accountable specific contributors for remoted acts. Is such legislations, as a result, constitutionally not able to make any feel of the main catastrophic conflagrations of our time? Drawing at the event of a number of prosecutions, this ebook either trenchantly diagnoses the law's limits at such instances and gives a lively defence of its ethical and highbrow assets for assembly the vexing problem of protecting an individual criminally liable for mass atrocity. simply as warfare criminals strengthen new equipment of eluding law's old snatch, so felony legislations flexibly devises novel responses to their stratagems. Mark Osiel examines numerous such felony recommendations in foreign jurisprudence and proposes nonetheless others.

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