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By Mark Osiel

"Who performed it?" isn't the first query that involves brain whilst one seeks to make feel of mass atrocity. So brazen are the leader-culprits of their apologetics for the harms, so wrenching the human destruction sincerely wrought, meticulously documented through many credible resources. but in felony phrases, mass atrocity continues to be disconcertingly elusive. The perversity of its perpetrators is polymorphic, impeding legal courts from tracing precise traces of accountability in methods intelligible via law's pre-existing different types, designed with easier stuff in brain. Genocide, crimes opposed to humanity, and the worst battle crimes are attainable merely while the nation or different enterprises mobilize and coordinate the efforts of many of us. accountability for mass atrocity is accordingly continually largely shared, usually by way of hundreds of thousands. but felony legislations, with its liberal underpinnings, insists on blaming specific contributors for remoted acts. Is such legislation hence constitutionally not able to make any experience of the main catastrophic conflagrations of our time? Drawing at the event of a number of contemporary prosecutions (both nationwide and international), this e-book trenchantly diagnoses law's limits at such occasions and gives a lively protection of its ethical and highbrow assets for assembly the vexing problem of retaining a person criminally liable for mass atrocity. simply as brand new battle criminals enhance new equipment of eluding law's ancient grab, so legal legislation flexibly devises novel responses to their stratagems. Mark Osiel examines numerous such fresh criminal suggestions in foreign jurisprudence and proposes nonetheless others.

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But see Eric A. Posner & Adrian Vermeule, “Transitional Justice as Ordinary Justice,” 117 Harv. L. Rev. 761 passim (2004) (contending that little is entirely new to the legal issues presented by transitional justice). The phenomena of corporate crime and mafia-type organized crime, for instance, present many of the issues examined in this book. The Challenge of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity 21 covering an entire country, being perpetrated by many thousands, victimizing equal numbers – and harness the legal system to these ends.

Reconciling Universal Jurisdiction with Democratic Principles,” 92 Geo. J. 1057, 1133 (2004) (decrying “the ravages of mass atrocity” and “the abyss of lawless violence”). A rare exception is Larry May, Crimes against Humanity: A Normative Account 175–6 (2005), which is as sensitive to the limits of the defendants’ true culpability as to the claims of victims of human rights abuse. , Zygmunt Bauman, Modernity and the Holocaust 13–18 (1989) (arguing that organizational features of modern Western society greatly facilitated the Holocaust); Helen Fein, Accounting for Genocide 64–75, 90–120 (1979) (showing how features of several western European societies influenced their differing degrees of cooperation with Nazi occupiers); Mann, op.

12 Anne-Laure Poree & Chheang Bopha, “Five Khmer Rouge to Go Before Judges,” Int’l Just. Tribune, July 23, 2007. 18 Making Sense of Mass Atrocity This study examines the strengths and weaknesses of each approach by focusing primarily on their use by the ICTY13 and on each doctrine’s capacity to grapple analytically with the collective, organized, and bureaucratic character of mass atrocity. S. 17 The Chief Prosecutor of the ICC has said he will use this same legal doctrine, many others, in the effort to hold Sudanese authorities responsible for atrocities in Darfur.

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