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  • Victors' Justice
  • Written by Danilo Zolo
    Translated by M. W. Weir
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9781844673179
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Victors' Justice

From Nuremberg to Baghdad

Written by Danilo ZoloAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Danilo Zolo
Translated by M. W. WeirAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by M. W. Weir

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Synopsis

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Victors’ Justice is a potent and articulate polemic against the manipulation of international penal law by the West, combining historical detail, juridical precision and philosophical analysis. Zolo’s key thesis is that contemporary international law functions as a two-track system: a made-to-measure law for the hegemons and their allies, on the one hand, and a punitive regime for the losers and the disadvantaged, on the other. Though it constantly advertised its impartiality and universalism, international law served to bolster and legitimize, ever since the Tokyo and Nuremberg trials, a fundamentally unilateral and unequal international order.
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Praise

“Zolo has developed an illuminating and unusually coherent critique of the international legal order, its aspirations, its many uses, its successes and failures.”—Chase Madar, London Review of Books

Victors’ Justice will certainly stimulate the intellectual debate surrounding international justice in the modern world.”—Parameters

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