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The Tyrannicide Brief by Geoffrey Robertson
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May 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, peace-corps
Read in April, 2010

A fascinating account of the English legal system, the birth of the English constitutional monarchy, and an intriguing analysis of precedents that have paved the way for world leaders to be tried for their crimes against their own people (Slobodan Milosevic and Pinochet in particular are highlighted).

This is an excellent book for law students, history buffs, and law history buffs.

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