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Introduction

Anja Seibert-Fohr

in Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the growing relevance of prosecution in international law and outlines this historical development. With the increased emphasis on criminal matters, a critical question of ... More


Marshalling Martial Law: Litigating the Jamaica Controversy

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

In 1867, the Jamaica Committee finally mounted private criminal prosecutions for the alleged murder of George Gordon. The first was commenced in London against two of the military officers, Nelson ... More


The Drawing-Room Men: The Jamaica Controversy in 1866

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

In the spring of 1866, the Jamaica controversy returned as a focal point of English political debate, if now as part of a broader conflict over British democracy, the franchise, and the ... More


The Criminal Prosecution of Pirates and Armed Robbers at Sea

Robin Geiß and Anna Petrig

in Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: The Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609529
eISBN:
9780191729751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609529.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Part 4 focuses on the criminal prosecution of alleged pirates and armed robbers at sea. It discusses what substantive criminal norms the prosecution of acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea could ... More


Principled Criminal Prosecution and Half-Loaves

Richard L. Lippke

in The Ethics of Plea Bargaining

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199641468
eISBN:
9780191732195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641468.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In some instances, state officials offer defendants substantial waiver rewards because they recognize that the evidence which they have is short of conclusive. It is thought better to secure some ... More


The Law of Command Responsibility

Guénaël Mettraux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559329
eISBN:
9780191705304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559329.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

The book studies the law of command or superior responsibility under international law. Born in the aftermath of the Second World War, the doctrine of superior responsibility provides that a military ... More


The Long Drift from Morality Play to Machine

Stephanos Bibas

in The Machinery of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195374681
eISBN:
9780199933204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374681.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter traces the history of the shift from the popular ideal of criminal justice as a morality play to a speedy plea-bargaining machine, hidden and insulated from the public. Three major ... More


Deferred Prosecution Agreements on Trial: Lessons from the Law of Unconstitutional Conditions

Richard A. Epstein

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the appropriate limit of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in light of the serious dangers in using any principle of corporate criminal liability. It begins with an ... More


Constitutional Cliffhangers

Brian C. Kalt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123517
eISBN:
9780300178012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123517.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The United States Constitution's provisions for selecting, replacing, and punishing presidents contain serious weaknesses that could lead to constitutional controversies. This book envisions six such ... More


Universal Jurisdiction as Praxis: An Option to Pursue Legal Accountability for Superpower Torturers

Lisa Hajjar

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores universal jurisdiction (UJ) as an avenue for prosecuting Bush administration officials. It begins with an overview of the nineteenth-century origins of the doctrine of UJ and ... More


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