Judgments of Love in Criminal Justice

  • Farhad Malekian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Corpus of Love in the Chambers of Criminal justice

  3. The Rule of Love in the Aquarium of International Criminal Procedures

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 317-340

About this book


This volume is a new chapter in the future history of law. Its general perspective could not be more original and its critical ethical edge on the state of international law could not be timelier. It explores a compassionate philosophical approach to the genuine substance of law, criminal procedure, international criminal law and international criminal justice. It divides law into three interrelated disciplines, i.e. legality, morality and love. The norm love is derived from human reason for man’s advancement and the securing of natural law. It is more than a mere mandatory norm. Its goal is to generate a normative and positive, powerful result, therefore avoiding any impurity that may exist in the application of other norms because of political or juridical pressures - a one-eyed justice. The norm love also renders justice with the principles of legal accountability, transparency and the high moral, authentic values of humanity. The notion of justice cannot be trusted in the absence of the norm love. The volume indicates the conditions of its efficiency by proving the reasons for its existence in the context of fairness, objectivity and concern for all individuals and entities. The concept of the norm love should be the core academic corpus for lecturing law in all faculties of law. It is simply the enlightenment of the 21st century.

A lawyer with requisite knowledge and skill is not a lawyer if he cannot understand that the law does not need a lawyer with ethical competence in its provisions for income purposes but one with knowledge of its essence for the advanced morality of justice and the sheer essence of love for justice.


Love Morality Justice Criminal justice Human dignity Crime against humanity Martin Luther King Gandhi Grotius Kant Iran Independence movement Nonviolent civil disobedience India Nonviolence Civil rights Pacifism Civil Rights Movement Peace movement Racial segregation

Authors and affiliations

  • Farhad Malekian
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of International Criminal LawUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46899-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46900-3
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