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Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities investigates the role of international criminal law at different stages of mass atrocities, shifting away from its narrow understanding solely as an instrument of punishment of those most responsible. The book is premised on the idea that there are distinct phases of collective violence, and international criminal law contributes in one way or another to each phase. The authors therefore explore various possibilities for international criminal law to be of assistance in breaking the vicious cycle at its different junctures.
PART ICYCLE OF MASS ATROCITIES1. Introduction: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities: Criminological and Socio-Legal Approaches to International Criminal Law Marina Aksenova2. The Biology and Psychology of Atrocity and the Erasure of Memory Christopher Harding PART IICRIMINALISATION3. International Criminalisation as a Pragmatic Institutional Process: The Cases of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court and Thomas Kwoyelo at the International Crimes Division in the Situationin Uganda Matilde Gawronski4. Solidarity as a Moral and Legal Basis for Crimes Against Humanity: A Durkheimian Perspective Marina Aksenova PART IIITRIAL AND PUNISHMENT5. The Hybrid System of International Criminal Law: A Work in Progress or Just a Noble Experiment? Colleen Rohan6. Agents and Agency in International Criminal Law: Intent and the 'Special Part' of International Criminal Law Kerstin Bree Carlson7. Punishment in Transition: Empirical Comparison of Post-Genocide Sentencing Practices in Rwandan Domestic Courts and at the ICTR Barbora Holá and Amani Chibashimba PART IVRE-ENTRY OF VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS8. Not in Our Name! Visions of Community in International Criminal Justice Milena Tripkovic9. Explaining (Away) Individual Agency: A Criminological Take on Direct Perpetrator Re-Presentations at the ICTY Anette Bringedal Houge PART VPREVENTION10. Social Identity and International Crimes: Legitimate and Problematic Aspects of the 'Ordinary People' Hypothesis Stefan Harrendorf11. Regional Criminal Justice, Corporate Criminal Liability and the Need for Non-Doctrinal Research Elies van SliedregtEPILOGUE12. Breaking the Cycle of Collective Violence: International Criminal Law's Contribution Harmen van der Wilt
“Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities is a welcome addition to the literature, and should be of interest to scholars and students interested in socio-legal approaches to international criminal law.” – Lynn Rapaport, Pomona College,
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