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A History of Political Trials: From Charles I to Saddam Hussein


The modern use of international tribunals to try heads of state for genocide and crimes against humanity is often considered a positive development. Many people think that the establishment of special courts to prosecute notorious dictators represents a triumph of law over impunity. In A History of Political Trials , John Laughland takes a very different and controversial view. He shows that trials of heads of state are in fact not new, and that previous trials throughout history have themselves violated the law and due ...

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    • Title: A History of Political Trials by John Laughland
    • Publisher: NBN International-Academic
    • Print ISBN: 9781906165055, 190616505X
    • eText ISBN: 9783035303070
    • Edition: 2008 1st edition
    • Format: PDF eBook

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