How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity

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How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity

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They call it "collateral damage," but legally and morally it is really mass murder.

In Kosovo, America claimed its war was a "humanitarian intervention," in Afghanistan, "self-defense," and in Iraq, it claimed the authority of the Security Council of the United Nations. Yet each of these wars was illegal according to established rules of international law. According to these rules, illegal wars fall within the category of "supreme international crimes". So how come the war crimes tribunals never manage to turn their sights on America and always wind up putting America's enemies -- "the usual suspects" -- on trial?

This book by renowned scholar Michael Mandel offers a critical account of America's illegal wars and a war crimes system that has granted America's leaders an unjust and dangerous impunity, effectively encouraging their illegal wars and the war crimes that always flow from them.

ISBN

0745321526

Publication Date

7-2004

Publisher

Pluto Press

City

London, England

Keywords

Aggression (International law); War (International law); War crimes; Crimes against humanity; United States--Foreign relations--2001-

Disciplines

International Law | Military, War, and Peace

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Bibliographic Citation
Mandel, Michael. How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity. London: Pluto Press, 2004. Print.

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