Crimes Against Humanity: Global Justice and the Human Rights Discourse

Laura Bernal-Bermudez

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The human rights discourse has been justified by the need to move past
the restrains and impunity that arose from nationalism and citizenship
rights. Although international criminal law has recently been imagined
as the scenario or theatre to reinforce the existence of a ‘political community
of justice’ based on our common humanity, it has not been able
to displace the concept of state sovereignty. This shows how our ‘natural
indifference to others’ is not overcome by the simple use of language,
by the subscription of covenants or by the creation of institutions and
mechanisms for the adjudication of justice.
Translated title of the contributionCrímenes contra la Humanidad: La justicia global y el discurso de los derechos humanos
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17
Number of pages38
Issue number38
StatePublished - 2014


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