By Andreas O'Shea

ISBN-10: 1417555246

ISBN-13: 9781417555246

ISBN-10: 9041117598

ISBN-13: 9789041117595

This ebook encompasses a entire and well-researched research of the connection among municipal amnesty legislation and constructing ideas of overseas legal legislation. It pursues a direction in the direction of defining standards for reconciling those soft fields of transitional justice. It concludes with a concrete thought for the overseas neighborhood of states.

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Note 24 supra, at 1146. This doctrine, meaning 'land belonging to no-one', formed the legal and political justification of colonialism. 83 See John Flint (ed). The Cambridge History of Africa, from c. 1790 to c. 1870. vol. 5. at 15. 19, 25. 28. 41. 110. 121. 122. 174-5. 178, 179, 180. 181, 184, 192, 208. 218, 219. 275. 381. 390, 402. 408. 413. 452. 275; David Kimble,,4 Political History of Ghana, 1850-1928, 1963. at 11-12. 268, 269 n.. , 273. 275, 280-2. 290, 292, 297-8, 316, 323 n. 82 20 Amnesty for Crime in International Law and Practice after an ultimatum demanding compensation in cattle and horses for losses caused by past hostilities and retreated with some captured cattle.

12 While this statement is only partially germane to modem practice, pardon is clearly an institution of national law. There is perhaps an area of overlap between the two concepts. Arguably, when Pontius Pilate asked the people of Judea which prisoner he should release13 this was both a pardon and a form of amnesty. Both Barabbas and Jesus were perceived as potential instigators of rebellion against Roman rule. Gutto observes that 'pardon and reprieve by the Head of State are normally made in sensitive cases See Grotius, Introduction to the Jurisprudence of Holland, 1631 (1903 translation by Maasdorp entitled The Introduction to Dutch Jurisprudence), at 653; Puffendorf, Dejure not.

103 Hugo Grotius, De Jure Belli ac Pads Libri Tres, at xvii. 99 Emergence, Development and Rationale 25 recounting scores and revenge. 104 After a war the victors have a primary role in establishing the conditions for peace. 105 If those conditions involve crushing the dignity of the vanquished the peace will not last. The victors of the First World War imposed such conditions of indignity on Germany through the Treaty of Versailles that war was re-ignited only 21 years later. The tempered approach of the Greeks and Romans to their vanquished populations surely contributed to the success of these respective empires.

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