Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 2014

368 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199660285

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

The Birth of the New Justice

The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950

Mark Lewis

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

  • Explains how World War I catalyzed the idea of international prosecution for war crimes, and why this idea was applied to many different types of crimes in the following decades
  • Analyzes the diverse reasons why legal and non-governmental organizations either supported or opposed international criminal courts
  • Challenges the idea that European jurists developed international criminal laws solely from liberal and humanitarian motives
  • Presents new information about the ideas and activism of jurists such as Nicholas Politis, Vespasien Pella, Henri Donnedieu de Vabres, Raphael Lemkin, Jacob Robinson, Hersch Lauterpacht, and Jean Graven

Also of Interest