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Arcs of Global JusticeEssays in Honour of William A. Schabas$
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Margaret M. deGuzman and Diane Marie Amann

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190272654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190272654.001.0001

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William Schabas

William Schabas

Portrait of a Scholar/Activist Extraordinaire

Chapter:
(p.xix) William Schabas
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Arcs of Global Justice
Author(s):

Roger S. Clark

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190272654.003.0001

The introduction by Roger Clark presents the early life of William Schabas, and some of the influences that must have shaped his career. It offers in Section II of this portrait some ruminations about his thoughts and interests based on a reading of his 2012 book Unimaginable Atrocities: Justice, Politics and Rights at the War Crimes Tribunals. This work is a set of reflections about many of his academic journeys, a kind of memoir but without the normal chronological trappings and personal puffery of the genre. It is perhaps the most opinionated of his oeuvre. It paints with a broader brush than much of his work. It is also this book that has the least trappings of scholarship, that is to say it lacks the copious footnotes that are his normal hallmark.

Keywords:   early life, legal career, academic career, Criminal Law Forum, sporting activities, unimaginable atrocities

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