Victors' justice: from Nuremberg to Baghdad

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Verso, Nov 2, 2009 - History - 189 pages
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Victors' Justice is a potent and articulate polemic against the manipulation of international penal law by the West, combining historical detail, juridical precision and philosophical analysis. Zolo's key thesis is that contemporary international law functions as a two-track system: a made-to-measure law for the hegemons and their allies, on the one hand, and a punitive regime for the losers and the disadvantaged, on the other. Though it constantly advertised its impartiality and universalism, international law served to bolster and legitimize, ever since the Tokyo and Nuremberg trials, a fundamentally unilateral and unequal international order.

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Great book explaining how the Nuremberg trials were a bad precedent or as we can call it - "an original sin of international justice". Not defending Nazi crimes nor crimes made in ex Yugoslavia ... Read full review

Contents

Humanitarian War
45
The Universality of Rights and Humanitarian War
65
Preventive Global War
85
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Danilo Zolo is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Florence. He is the author of several books, including Democracy and Complexity, Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government; Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order; and Victors' Justice: From Nuremberg to Baghdad.