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Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court

A Court of Last Resort, Second Edition
Errol P. Mendes, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
This book focuses on how the International Criminal Court seeks accountability for the most serious crimes. Errol P. Mendes dives deep into the facts and rulings of the Court that involved some of the most serious conflicts in recent times to demonstrate that justice is critical for sustainable peace. What results is a detailed but honest critique of where the Court succeeds and where it needs to improve. The author goes on to provide a prediction of the greatest challenges facing the Court in the foreseeable future. This book is a valuable resource for academics and students in international criminal law and practice, public international relations, political science, military and, war studies etc.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: $125.00 Web: $112.50
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78347 708 1
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Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court focuses on the evolution and the present-day work of the International Criminal Court, a historic global institution. Errol P. Mendes provides a compelling argument that there can never be a sustainable peace in conflicts unless the cause of justice is also addressed.

The author dives deep into the facts and rulings of the Court that involved some of the most serious international conflicts in recent times. The author also discusses the challenges facing the Court from failed prosecutions to failures of the UN Security Council and other member states. What results is a detailed but honest critique of where the Court succeeds and where it needs to improve. Mendes goes on to provide a prediction of the greatest challenges facing the Court in the foreseeable future.

This book is a valuable resource for academics and students in international criminal law and practice, public international relations, political science, military and war studies.

Contents 1. The Court as an Offspring of Centuries of Peace with Justice 2. The First Decades in the Fight Against Impunity by the Court and Unfounded Allegations of Bias Against Africa 3. Justice Did Not Duel Peace in the Alleged First Genocide of the 21st Century 4. Is it Peace, Justice, or a Final Military Solution in the Tragedy of Northern Uganda? 5. The ICC as a Catalyst for Sustainable Peace and New National Judicial Institutes 6. The Greatest Global Challenges Facing the Court: From Africa, Gaza, and Afghanistan to Dealing with the Hypocrisy of the UN Security Council Index