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Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190923846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190923846.001.0001

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M. Cherif Bassiouni (1937–2017)

M. Cherif Bassiouni (1937–2017)

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(p.15) M. Cherif Bassiouni (1937–2017)
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The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017
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Anja Matwijkiw

Bronik Matwijkiw

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190923846.003.0002

Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni’s death sent shockwaves through the community of legal scholars and practitioners. As an influential figure in the post–World War II era, Bassiouni helped determine the direction of international criminal law and international criminal justice. Bassiouni joined the Editorial Board of The Global Community YILJ in 2001, upon the invitation of its founder and General Editor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo. Like the United Nations and the various universities, institutes and societies Bassiouni served, the Yearbook is saddened by the loss of a modern master. His contributions cover doctrine, human rights advocacy that accentuates humanistic values, holistic post-conflict justice principles and projects, together with a life-long campaign for fair (global) law-making and (global) law-enforcement. With the death of Bassiouni, the community witnessed the departure of one of the innovative, inspirational and illustrious masterminds in the fight against impunity and realpolitik and for accountability and the rule of law.

Keywords:   M. Cherif Bassiouni, in memoriam, pioneer, international criminal law, international criminal justice

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