Law, Politics and the Limits of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity

  • Damien Rogers

Part of the Human Rights Interventions book series (HURIIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Damien Rogers
    Pages 1-30
  3. Prosecuting Mass Atrocity After the Second World War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Damien Rogers
      Pages 33-56
    3. Damien Rogers
      Pages 85-102
  4. Prosecuting Mass Atrocity After the Cold War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Damien Rogers
      Pages 105-132
    3. Damien Rogers
      Pages 153-170
  5. Prosecuting Mass Atrocity During the War on Terror

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Damien Rogers
      Pages 173-198
    3. Damien Rogers
      Pages 223-236
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book


Damien Rogers is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University, New Zealand.

This book offers a unique and powerful critique of the quest for international criminal justice. It explores the efforts of three successive generations of international prosecutors, recognising the vital roles they play in the enforcement of international criminal law. By critically examining prosecutorial performance during the pre-trial and trial phases, the volume argues that these prosecutors are simultaneously political actors serving in the interests of economic liberalisation. It also posits that international prosecutors help wage a mostly silent and largely unacknowledged politico-cultural war fought for control over the institutions governing modernist international affairs. As the author contends, international prosecutors are thus best understood as agents not only of the law and politics, but also of a war fought by proponents of various utopian projects.


Criminal Justice International Criminal Law International Prosecutors Mass Atrocities Economic Liberalization Foucault International Military Tribunal Humanitarian Law Legal Violations Nazi Germany Yugoslavia Genocide

Authors and affiliations

  • Damien Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Defence and Security StudiesMassey UniversityAucklandNew Zealand

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