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Fair Labelling and the Dilemma of Prosecuting Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Tribunals
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Fair Labelling and the Dilemma of Prosecuting Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Tribunals

Hilmi M. Zawati

Abstract

This book explains how the abstractness and lack of accurate description of gender-based crimes in the statutory laws of the international criminal tribunals and courts infringe the principle of fair labelling, lead to inconsistent verdicts and punishments, and cause inadequate prosecution of these crimes. The book deals with gender-based crimes as a case study, within the legal principle and theoretical framework of fair labelling. This book contributes to existing scholarship in many different ways. It focuses on the dilemma of prosecuting and punishing wartime gender-based crimes in the sta ... More

Keywords: prosecution, gender-based crime, international criminal tribunal, fair labelling, wartime crime, International Criminal Court, ICC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199357109
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199357109.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilmi M. Zawati, author
President, International Legal Advocacy Forum, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada