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The Resource Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone, Tim Kelsall

Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone, Tim Kelsall

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Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone
Title
Culture under cross-examination
Title remainder
international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone
Statement of responsibility
Tim Kelsall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The international community created the Special Court for Sierra Leone to prosecute those who bore the greatest responsibility for crimes committed during the country's devastating civil war. Tim Kelsall examines some of the challenges posed by the fact that the Court operated in a largely unfamiliar culture, in which the way local people thought about rights, agency and truth-telling sometimes differed radically from the way international lawyers think about these things. By applying an anthro-political perspective to the trials, he unveils a variety of ethical, epistemological, jurisprudential and procedural problems, arguing that although touted as a promising hybrid, the Court failed in crucial ways to adapt to the local culture concerned. Culture matters, and international justice requires a more dialogical, multicultural approach"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Kelsall, Tim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ1208.S53
LC item number
A154 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • International criminal courts
  • International criminal courts
  • War crime trials
  • War crime trials
Label
Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone, Tim Kelsall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • We cannot accept any cultural consideration : the child soldiers charge,
  • p. 146
  • "He's not very forthright" : finding the facts in a culture of secrecy,
  • p. 171
  • Cultural issues in the RUF, AFRC and Charles Taylor trials,
  • p. 225 -- Conclusion : from legal imperialism to dialogics, p. 256
  • White man's justice? : Sierra Leone and the expanding project of international law,
  • p. 1 -- The
  • story of the CDF trial,
  • p. 36 -- An
  • unconventional army : chains of command in a patrimonial society,
  • p. 71
  • Facts, metaphysics and mysticism : magical powers and the law,
  • p. 105
Control code
319494966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780521767781
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009025731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)319494966
Label
Culture under cross-examination : international justice and the special court for Sierra Leone, Tim Kelsall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • We cannot accept any cultural consideration : the child soldiers charge,
  • p. 146
  • "He's not very forthright" : finding the facts in a culture of secrecy,
  • p. 171
  • Cultural issues in the RUF, AFRC and Charles Taylor trials,
  • p. 225 -- Conclusion : from legal imperialism to dialogics, p. 256
  • White man's justice? : Sierra Leone and the expanding project of international law,
  • p. 1 -- The
  • story of the CDF trial,
  • p. 36 -- An
  • unconventional army : chains of command in a patrimonial society,
  • p. 71
  • Facts, metaphysics and mysticism : magical powers and the law,
  • p. 105
Control code
319494966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780521767781
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009025731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)319494966

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