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Book Launch - Peoples' Tribunals and International Law

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Book Launch
Peoples' Tribunals and International Law

Edited by Andrew Byrnes (UNSW) and
Gabrielle Simm (UTS)


With keynote by the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG

Peoples' Tribunals and International Law is the first book to analyse how civil society tribunals implement and develop international law.

With contributions covering tribunals in Europe, Latin America and Asia, this edited collection provides cross-disciplinary academic and activist perspectives and unique insights into the phenomenon of peoples' tribunals.

Written by academics in law, anthropology and international relations, it also incorporates the reflections of civil society activists and advocates on peoples' tribunals.

The collection includes chapters ranging from the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, successor to the Bertrand Russell Tribunal established to question the legality of the Vietnam War, to recent tribunals addressing atrocities in Soeharto's Indonesia and violations against migrants in Europe.

Peoples' Tribunals and International Law offers the first sustained analysis of the different approaches to international law in tribunal proceedings. It will interest scholars of law, criminology, human rights, politics, sociology, anthropology and international relations.


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About our guest:

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia. He has served on many national and international bodies, including as a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Commission on AIDS; as President of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva; as UN Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia; as a member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee; as a member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Judicial Reference Group; as a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights; and Chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. He also served as a member of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Tibet, held in Strasbourg in 1992.

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