Introduction: The Sustainability of International Criminal Justice
Sébastien Jodoin & Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, (eds.), Sustainable Development, International Criminal Law, and Treaty Implementation (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
26 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 1, 2013
Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation provides a serious and timely perspective on the relationship between two important and dynamic fields of international law. Comprised of chapters written by leading academics and international lawyers, this book examines how the principles and practices of international criminal law and sustainable development can contribute to one another's elaboration, interpretation, and implementation. Chapters in the book discuss the potential and limitations of international criminalization as a means for protecting the basic foundations of sustainable development; the role of existing international crimes in penalizing serious forms of economic, social, environmental, and cultural harm; the indirect linkages that have developed between sustainable development and various mechanisms of criminal accountability and redress; and innovative proposals to broaden the scope of international criminal justice. With its rigorous and innovative arguments, this book forms a unique and urgent contribution to current debates on the future of global justice and sustainability.
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