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Crimes Against Humanity
Geoffrey Robertson
Price: $ 24.95

Hailed by the Observer as ¿a book to stop another Holocaust,¿ Crimes Against Humanity is the first work to weave together history, philosophy, international law, and politics into a comprehensive and engrossing account of the increasingly significant movement for world human rights. Robertson, one of the world¿s leading human rights lawyers, reveals how human rights, a concept virtually unknown before the second world war, has over the last fifty years penetrated the legal armor of the sovereign state, providing a justification for the international community¿with or without the United Nations¿to bring down tyrants and torturers.

Called ¿absorbing and important¿ by the Guardian (London), Crimes Against Humanity defines a whole new field of inquiry and is sure to reach a wide audience in this affordable paperback edition.

Geoffrey Robertson QC, a British barrister, has appeared as counsel in many landmark human rights cases, including the trial that exposed Iraqgate and the commission that exposed the international plot to arm the Medellín cartel in Colombia. He is head of Doughty Street Chambers and visiting professor in human rights at Birkbeck College. His books include Freedom, the Individual and the Law; Media Law; and a memoir, The Justice Game.

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