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After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice by Adam M. Smith

By Adam M. Smith

This entire exam of the complicated, politicized global of overseas felony justice reports the intense shortcomings of a process that hardly ever accomplishes its target of bringing mass murderers to justice. The author, an foreign legal professional who has labored on the Hague and within the Balkans and is the son of a Holocaust refugee, specializes in a number of scorching spots, including:

• the previous Yugoslavia, the place a one-billion-dollar funding has spectacularly backfired.
• Sierra Leone, the place an identical wartime factions that the overseas group attempted to dismantle stay, and in a few quarters are superior than ever.
• Rwanda, the place the post-conflict tribunal was once met with dismay through all sectors of society and gets begrudging cooperation from the Rwandan government.
• Sudan and Uganda, the place the nascent overseas felony court docket has inexplicably replicated some of the related difficulties that plague the previous Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda.

Are different concepts to be had to supply the nice of justice with no the possibly devastating unwanted side effects? Smith illustrates the viability of a counterintuitive "solution" to facing genocide and different mass crimes: to entrust the tough, in all likelihood destabilizing paintings of war-crimes justice to the very states laid low with the crimes. This well-researched and forcefully argued publication is essential interpreting for citizens, policymakers, and electorate in addition to legal professionals, lecturers, and human rights activists who desire that "never back" will be greater than a platitude.

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