Friday, May 16, 2008

New Issue: Journal of International Criminal Justice

The latest issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Vol. 6, no. 2, May 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Issue: The Law of Cruelty: Torture as an International Crime
  • Jens David Ohlin & George P. Fletcher, Introduction
  • I. The Legal Contours of the Crime of Torture
    • Christoph Burchard, Torture in the Jurisprudence of the Ad Hoc Tribunals: A Critical Assessment
    • Paola Gaeta, When is the Involvement of State Officials a Requirement for the Crime of Torture
    • Antonio Marchesi, Implementing the UN Convention Definition of Torture in National Criminal Law (with Reference to the Special Case of Italy)
    • Brad R. Roth, Just Short of Torture: Abusive Treatment and the Limits of International Criminal Justice
  • II. Can We Ever Justify or Excuse Torturers?
    • Alon Harel & Assaf Sharon, What is Really Wrong with Torture?
    • Kai Ambos, May a State Torture Suspects to Save the Life of Innocents?
    • Jens David Ohlin, The Bounds of Necessity
    • David A. Wallace, Torture v. the Basic Principles of the US Military
  • III. Suing Torturers for Compensation: Mission Impossible?
    • Jaykumar A. Menon, Guantánamo Torture Litigation
    • Bardo Fassbender, Can Victims Sue State Officials for Torture?: Reflections on Rasul v. Myers from the Perspective of International Law
  • Notes and Comments
    • John C. Dehn, Why Article 5 Status Determinations are not ‘Required’ at Guantánamo
    • Antonio Cassese, Under What Conditions May Belligerents be Acquitted of the Crime of Attacking an Ambulance?