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Conviction in Question : The First Trial at the International Criminal Court - (Hardcover)

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A lively narrative account of the first case to appear at the International Criminal Court, A Conviction in Question documents thetrial of Union of Congolese Patriots leader and warlord, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Although Dyilo’s crimes, including murder, rape, and the forcible conscription of child soldiers, were indisputable, legal wrangling and a clash of personalities caused the trial to be prolonged for an unprecedented six years. This bookoffers an accessible account of the rapid evolution of international law and the controversial trial at the foundation of the International Criminal Court.

The first book to thoroughly examine Dyilo’s trial, A Conviction in Question looks at the legal issues behind each of the trial’s critical moments, including the participation of Dyilo’s victims at the trial and the impact of witness protection. Through eye-witness observation and analysis, Jim Freedman shows that the trial suffered from all the problems associated with ordinary criminal law trials, and uses Dyilo’s case to further comment on the role of international courts in a contemporary global context.

Number of Pages: 219
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Series Title: UTP Insights
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Jim Freedman
Language: English
Street Date: November 27, 2017
TCIN: 53182220
UPC: 9781487502898
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-1587
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