David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1997)
The specialised vocabularies of lawyers, ethicists, and political scientists obscure the roots of many real disagreements. In this book, the distinguished American international lawyer Alfred Rubin provides a penetrating account of where these roots lie, and argues powerfully that disagreements which have existed for 3,000 years are unlikely to be resolved soon. Current attempts to make 'war crimes' or 'terrorism' criminal under international law seem doomed to fail for the same reasons that attempts failed in the early nineteenth century to make piracy, war crimes, and the international traffic in slaves criminal under the law of nations. And for the same reasons, Professor Rubin argues, it is unlikely that an international criminal court can be instituted today to enforce ethicists' versions of 'international law'.
|Keywords||International offenses Philosophy International offenses Moral and ethical aspects Criminal jurisdiction Philosophy Criminal jurisdiction Moral and ethical aspects International law Philosophy International law Moral and ethical aspects|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$4.57 used (98% off) $108.62 new (33% off) $159.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||K5301.R83 1997|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Christine Chwaszcza (2007). Moral Responsibility and Global Justice: A Human Rights Approach. Nomos.
Win-Chiat Lee (2010). International Crimes and Universal Jurisdiction. In Larry May & Zachary Hoskins (eds.), International Criminal Law and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Victor Tadros (2011). The Ends of Harm: The Moral Foundations of Criminal Law. Oxford University Press.
George P. Fletcher (2007). The Grammar of Criminal Law: American, Comparative, and International. Oxford University Press.
Frederic Megret, In Search of the 'Vertical': An Exploration of What Makes International Criminal Tribunals Different (and Why).
Jamie Terence Kelly (2010). The Moral Foundations of International Criminal Law. Journal of Human Rights 9 (4):502-510.
Jack L. Goldsmith (2007). The Limits of International Law. Oxford University Press.
Alejandro Chehtman (2010). The Philosophical Foundations of Extraterritorial Punishment. Oxford University Press.
Larry May & Zachary Hoskins (eds.) (2010). International Criminal Law and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #122,604 of 1,410,059 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #107,760 of 1,410,059 )
How can I increase my downloads?