McGeorge School of Law

Carter Co-Authors Two Books on International Criminal Tribunals

December 6, 2016

Professor of Law Emerita Linda Carter.

Professor of Law Emerita Linda Carter.

Professor of Law Emerita Linda Carter retired from teaching in spring 2016, and has continued her scholarly work with two recent book publications.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Deterrence Effect of the International Criminal Tribunals (co-edited with Jennifer Schense), has been published online by the Nuremberg Principles Academy. In addition to co-editing, Professor Carter co-authored two of the book's chapters. The book presents 10 case studies of conflict and post-conflict countries in which an international criminal tribunal has played a role. Analyzing new data on the perceptions of military and political leaders, convicted perpetrators, victims, civil society, and academic experts in each country, the book offers insights into how policy-makers may best communicate about and position an international criminal tribunal to contribute to deterrence of war crimes. The book will be published in hard copy by the Nuremberg Principles Academy in January 2017.

Professor Carter co-authored a book that was published on Nov. 26, The International Criminal Court In An Effective Global Justice System (Edward Elgar, 2016) with co-authors Mark Ellis and Charles Jalloh. In the book, the writers analyze in the book how the ICC can best coordinate with other national and regional mechanisms and the UN Security Council, to establish an international system that ensures accountability for atrocity crimes.

In March 2016, McGeorge's Global Center convened a symposium to celebrate the work of Distinguished Professor and Scholar Carter. Professor Carter has passed the McGeorge baton in International Criminal Law to Visiting Assistant Professor Stephen Cody, whose current research focuses on improving the protection and care of victims and vulnerable witnesses in international criminal proceedings. Previously, Professor Cody directed the Atrocity Response Program at the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law.