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Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism

Ranking International Crimes and Justifying Humanitarian Intervention

Authors: Simon, Thomas W.

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We are understandably reluctant to "rank" moral atrocities. What is worse, genocide or terrorism? In this book, Thomas W. Simon argues that politicians use this to manipulate our sense of injustice by exaggerating terrorism and minimizing torture. He advocates for an international criminal code that encourages humanitarian intervention.

About the authors

Thomas W. Simon is Professor of International Law at Johns Hopkins University s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, China. His books include: Laws of Genocide, Ethnic Identity and Minority Protection, Democracy & Social Injustice, Law & Philosophy, and China s Changing Legal System. He has held law fellowships at Harvard Law School (USA), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and University of Malaya (Malaysia).

Reviews

"Simon's book . . . challenges prevalent notions of terrorism and torture and advocates for a more robust duty to act in the face of injustice. A worthy and well-researched endeavor that provides unique insight into discussions about international and transnational crimes." Liu Daqun, Judge of the Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

"[This book] will energize the current debate over how and why we need to make comparisons when dealing with crimes like genocide, torture, and terrorism and when we are required to intervene in such contexts." - Steven T. Katz, Boston University, USA

"Bold, lucid, challenging, courageous, on target . . . . As compassionate and humane as it is timely and hard-hitting, Simon's analysis needs to inform politics and policy making at home and abroad." - John K. Roth, Claremont McKenna College, USA

"Some crimes are worse than others, and we should not be afraid to say so. . . [this book] is necessary reading for those who wish to think seriously about the intersection of moral philosophy and international law." Chad Flanders, Saint Louis University School of Law, USA

"[A] brilliantly original book . . . . Indispensable reading for anyone seeking the enhanced implementation of international criminal law." Richard Falk, Princeton University, USA

"[T]his may be the book that changes the conversation to render international criminal law a more potent force in the fight against global injustices." - Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism
Book Subtitle
Ranking International Crimes and Justifying Humanitarian Intervention
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41511-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137415110
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41510-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 244
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