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Author May, Larry.

Title Global justice and due process / Larry May
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Introduction: understanding global procedural justice -- Magna Carta and the interstices of procedure -- The nature and value of procedural rights -- International law and the inner morality of law -- Habeas corpus as a minimalist right -- Due process, judicial review, and expanding habeas corpus -- Habeas corpus as jus cogens in international law -- Collective punishment and mass confinement -- Non-refoulement and rendition -- The right to be subject to international law -- Alternative institutional structures -- Global procedural rights and security
Summary "The idea of due process of law is recognised as the cornerstone of domestic legal systems, and in this book Larry May makes a powerful case for its extension to international law. Focussing on the procedural rights deriving from Magna Carta, such as the rights of habeas corpus (not to be arbitrarily incarcerated) and nonrefoulement (not to be sent to a state where harm is likely), he examines the legal rights of detainees, whether at Guantanamo or in refugee camps. He offers a conceptual and normative account of due process within a general system of global justice, and argues that due process should be recognised as jus cogens, as universally binding in international law. His vivid and compelling study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in political philosophy, political theory, and the theory and practice of international law"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index
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Subject Due process of law.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511860994 (electronic bk.)
0511974329 (electronic bk.)
9780511860997 (electronic bk.)
9780511974328 (electronic bk.)