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‘Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities: Criminological and Socio-Legal Approaches to International Criminal Law’

Date: 02/05/2019

Author(s): Marina Aksenova

Format: Book chapter

Area(s): Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics

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Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities investigates the role of international criminal law at different stages of mass atrocities, shifting away from its narrow understanding solely as an instrument of punishment of those most responsible. The book is premised on the idea that there are distinct phases of collective violence, and international criminal law contributes in one way or another to each phase. The authors therefore explore various possibilities for international criminal law to be of assistance in breaking the vicious cycle at its different junctures.


Citation: Published by: Hart Publishing, May 2019
Editors: Marina Aksenova, Elies van Sliedregt, Stephan Parmentier.