Power and Principle: The Politics of International Criminal Courts by Christopher Rudolph
English | Apr. 18, 2017 | ISBN: 1501705520 | 232 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
On August 21, 2013, chemical weapons were unleashed on the civilian population in Syria, killing another 1,400 people in a civil war that had already claimed the lives of more than 140,000. As is all too often the case, the innocent found themselves victims of a violent struggle for political power. Such events are why human rights activists have long pressed for institutions such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute some of the world's most severe crimes: genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.