Essays on the Death Penalty, Justice and Accountability

William Schabas

This is a collection of essays and articles on human rights law and international criminal law authored by William Schabas, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars and practitioners. Particular attention is given to such topics as the limitation and abolition
of the death penalty, genocide and crimes against humanity, the establishment and operation of the International Criminal Court and the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, reservations to human rights treaties, and the implementation of international human rights norms in domestic law.

William Schabas is director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has written more than 200 academic articles and 20 monographs, and his works have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Persian, Arabic, Albanian and Turkish. His works have been cited by the world’s leading international and constitutional tribunals and courts.

Professor Schabas also has a distinguished career as a human rights practitioner, having conducted many missions on behalf of international non-governmental organisations. He served as one of three international commissioners on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and sits as one of five trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights. Professor Schabas is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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