By Tracy Isaacs, Richard Vernon

Rules of collective accountability problem the doctrine of person accountability that's the dominant paradigm in legislation and liberal political idea. yet little cognizance is given to the implications of maintaining teams liable for wrongdoing. teams should not amenable to punishment within the method that folks are. Can they be punished - and if that is so, how - or are different treatments to be had? the subject crosses the borders of legislations, philosophy, and political technological know-how, and during this quantity experts in all 3 parts give a contribution their views. They study the bounds of person legal legal responsibility in addressing atrocity, the meanings of punishment and accountability, the distribution of crew punishment to a group's participants, and the skill in which collective responsibility will be expressed. In doing so, they consider the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials, at the philosophical realizing of collective accountability, and at the position of collective responsibility in overseas political family members

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Number of offenses and the rank of the offender are the strongest predictors of sentence length in the model. The emergence of predictability suggests that concerns regarding inconsistency in sentencing may be waning, which would be a salutary development, or, in the least, that 32 Accountability for Collective Wrongdoing inconsistencies arise from a variety of factors, including the broad discretion that is accorded to international judges and the lack of a sentencing heuristic. On another note, tension arises between national institutions that may sentence perpetrators of extraordinary international crimes and international institutions that may do the same.

It would be disappointing if international lawyers’ understandable fear of collective punishment were to preclude a dispassionate conversation about collective responsibility. Moreover, now that international criminal tribunals have become firmly anchored in the fabric of international relations, assessing other modalities of justice does not present an existential challenge to these tribunals. My goal is to plumb the discursive space to explore alternative justice modalities to diversify and enrich synergistically a more fulsome instantiation of justice to the many victims of atrocity.

Gaps between the international criminal process and expectations of local populations – in particular, non-Western populations – may externalize justice, thereby diminishing the prophylactic value of verdict and punishment. 29 It is difficult to predict which sorts of microscopic truths trials actually produce. 30 Schlink’s book examines the relationship between an adolescent, Michael Berg, and a former Nazi concentration camp guard, Hannah Schmitz. The two part ways when Hannah abruptly leaves town.

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