What is International Justice?

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A Global System of Justice

This Amnesty International piece provides an informative look at the meaning of international justice.  It examines many aspects of international law enforcement including the concept of universal jurisdiction, the importance of the International Criminal Court, international tribunals, fact finding commissions and full reparations.  It provides a brief explanation of these aspects under the titles, but also provides separate links which give more detailed analyses.

“A Global System of Justice.” Amnesty International. Web. 18 July 2011. <http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/international-justice>.



Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

This international agreement concerning the act of genocide was established by the United Nations, and entered into force in 1951. It outlines the UN definition of genocide and specifies the actions that are punishable under the treaty guidelines.  The convention includes articles that address the punishment of alleged perpetrators, as well as the process by which they can be charged, arrested, and brought to trial in the international court of justice.

United Nations General Assembly. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 9 Dec. 1948. Web. 28 Nov. 2011. <http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/RESOLUTION/GEN/NR0/044/31/IMG/NR004431.pdf?OpenElement>.

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