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              The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats

              The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats (Hardback)

              By Weisbord, Noah

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              A gripping behind-the-scenes account of the dramatic legal fight to hold leaders personally responsible for aggressive war On July 17, 2018, starting an unjust war became a prosecutable international crime alongside genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Instead of co...llective state responsibility, our leaders are now personally subject to indictment for crimes of aggression, from invasions and preemptions to drone strikes and cyberattacks. The Crime of Aggression is Noah Weisbord's riveting insider's account of the high-stakes legal fight to enact this historic legislation and hold politicians accountable for the wars they start. Weisbord, a key drafter of the law for the International Criminal Court, takes readers behind the scenes of one of the most consequential legal dramas in modern international diplomacy. Drawing on in-depth interviews and his own invaluable insights, he sheds critical light on the motivations of the prosecutors, diplomats, and military strategists who championed the fledgling prohibition on unjust war-and those who tried to sink it. He untangles the complex history behind the measure, tracing how the crime of aggression was born at the Nuremberg trials only to fall dormant during the Cold War, and he draws lessons from such pivotal events as the collapse of the League of Nations, the rise of the United Nations, September 11, and the war on terror. The power to try leaders for unjust war holds untold promise for the international order, but also great risk. In this incisive and vitally important book, Weisbord explains how judges in such cases can balance the imperatives of justice and peace, and how the fair prosecution of aggression can humanize modern statecraft.
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              ISBN 9780691169873
              Released NZ 15 May 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
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              Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914
               

              Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914 (Hardback)

              By Rodogno, Davide

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              Looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to the First World War. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, this title explores the understudied cases of European interventions and noninterventions in the Ottoma...n Empire.
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              ISBN 9780691151335
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
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              Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad
               

              Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lazreg, Marnia

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              Torture and the Twilight of Empire looks at the intimate relationship between torture and colonial domination through a close examination of the French army's coercive tactics during the Algerian war from 1954 to 1962. By tracing the psychological, cultural, and political meaning...s of torture at the end of the French empire, Marnia Lazreg also sheds new light on the United States and its recourse to torture in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book is nothing less than an anatomy of torture--its methods, justifications, functions, and consequences. Drawing extensively from archives, confessions by former torturers, interviews with former soldiers, and war diaries, as well as writings by Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and others, Lazreg argues that occupying nations justify their systematic use of torture as a regrettable but necessary means of saving Western civilization from those who challenge their rule. She shows how torture was central to guerre revolutionnaire, a French theory of modern warfare that called for total war against the subject population and which informed a pacification strategy founded on brutal psychological techniques borrowed from totalitarian movements. Lazreg seeks to understand torture's impact on the Algerian population--especially women--and also on the French troops who became their torturers. She explores the roles Christianity and Islam played in rationalizing these acts, and the ways in which torture became not only routine but even acceptable. Written by a preeminent historical sociologist, Torture and the Twilight of Empire holds particularly disturbing lessons for us today as we carry out the War on Terror.
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              ISBN 9780691173481
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
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              Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter
               

              Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter (Hardback, New title)

              By Emcke, Carolin

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              A collection of personal letters to friends from a foreign correspondent who is trying to understand what she witnessed during the iconic human disasters of our time - in Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and New York City on September 11th, among the other places.

              ISBN 9780691129037
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2007
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else : A History of the Armenian Genocide

              They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else : A History of the Armenian Genocide (Hardback)

              By Suny, Ronald Grigor

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              Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent...--more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events. In this ... narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an ... account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915-16 were committed --
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              ISBN 9780691147307
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2015
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
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              If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die : How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor
               

              If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die : How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Robinson, Geoffrey B.

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              Tells the story of East Timor, a half-island that suffered genocide after Indonesia invaded in 1975, and which was again laid to waste after the population voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999. This title provides a first-person account of the violence, as well as an ass...essment of the politics and history behind it.
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              ISBN 9780691150178
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Series Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
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              The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66
               

              The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Robinson, Geoffrey B.

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              The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century--the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965-66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a ...million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, he sheds new light on broad and enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remembered and punished, while others are forgotten? What are the social and political ramifications of such acts and such silence? Challenging conventional narratives of the mass violence of 1965-66 as arising spontaneously from religious and social conflicts, Robinson argues convincingly that it was instead the product of a deliberate campaign, led by the Indonesian Army. He also details the critical role played by the United States, Britain, and other major powers in facilitating mass murder and incarceration. Robinson concludes by probing the disturbing long-term consequences of the violence for millions of survivors and Indonesian society as a whole. Based on a rich body of primary and secondary sources, The Killing Season is the definitive account of a pivotal period in Indonesian history. It also makes a powerful contribution to wider debates about the dynamics and legacies of mass killing, incarceration, and genocide.
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              ISBN 9780691196497
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

              The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Akcam, Taner

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              Introducing evidence from more than 600 secret Ottoman documents, this book demonstrates in unprecedented detail that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the late Ottoman Empire resulted from an official effort to rid the empire of its Christian subjects.

              ISBN 9780691159560
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2013
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century
               

              Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century (Hardback)

              By Sikkink, Kathryn

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              The description for this book, Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century, will be forthcoming.

              ISBN 9780691170626
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature
               

              Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature (Hardback)

              By Kreike, Emmanuel

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              A global history of environmental warfare and the case for why it should be a crime The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in famine and disease, displaced populations, and the devastation of... people's livelihoods and ways of life. Scorched Earth traces the history of scorched earth, military inundations, and armies living off the land from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, arguing that the resulting deliberate destruction of the environment-environcide-constitutes total war and is a crime against humanity and nature. In this sweeping global history, Emmanuel Kreike shows how religious war in Europe transformed Holland into a desolate swamp where hunger and the black death ruled. He describes how Spanish conquistadores exploited the irrigation works and expansive agricultural terraces of the Aztecs and Incas, triggering a humanitarian crisis of catastrophic proportions. Kreike demonstrates how environmental warfare has continued unabated into the modern era. His panoramic narrative takes readers from the Thirty Years' War to the wars of France's Sun King, and from the Dutch colonial wars in North America and Indonesia to the Indian Wars of the American West and the early twentieth century colonial conquest of southwestern Africa. Shedding light on the premodern origins and the lasting consequences of total war, Scorched Earth explains why ecocide and genocide are not separate phenomena, and why international law must recognize environmental warfare as a violation of human rights.
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              ISBN 9780691137421
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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