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Praise for The Sun Climbs Slow:
"In The Sun Climbs Slow Erna Paris describes, movingly and convincingly, the dawn of a new age of international law. There could be no better guide to the emerging world in which no guilty person, however powerful, can escape responsibility for acts of barbarism. Obligatory reading for the forward looking."
—John Polanyi, Nobel Laureate
"Erna Paris takes us on a compelling journey into the dramatic events behind the creation of the International Criminal Court. The court symbolizes the growing global determination to end impunity for the perpetrators of atrocities. Yet this vision of universal justice has been anathema to those in Washington who disdain any international oversight of their exceptional power. As Paris vividly demonstrates, this contempt also underscores the Bush administration's decision to combat terrorism by flouting the most basic legal constraints."
—Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
"The Sun Climbs Slow is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of the International Criminal Court and the future of international criminal justice. Erna Paris’ personal interviews with key figures in this emerging world are fascinating and important."
—Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the UN Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and retired Justice of the South Africa Constitutional Court
"Quite simply the best accessible introduction to the big themes in international criminal justice. Erna Paris has combined unique interview material, relevant historical background and fine political analysis to produce a highly readable and informative portrait of our modern-day Nurembergs."
—William A. Schabas, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
“[A] beautifully written and utterly compelling book . . . [Paris] relates the story in its full context, taking the reader on a fast-paced tour from ancient Greece to the Nuremburg trials to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Paris’s ability to convey the human dimension of international criminal justice is what makes this book special.” –The Globe and Mail
“Paris writes beautifully . . . This is a book worth reading.” –Winnipeg Free Press
“[Paris] masters an enormous amount of historical detail with intelligent arguments and captivating prose. . . . her new book offers a sound introduction to a complex topic. . . . [A] solid effort. And in her careful delineation of the tortuous path to the inauguration of the ICC, Paris offers an optimistic and timely vision of the court’s potential.” –The Gazette (Montreal)
From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
ERNA PARIS is the winner of ten national and international writing awards, including the Canada-US White Award for journalism, a gold medal from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, and four Media Club of Canada awards for feature writing and radio documentary. She is the author of six acclaimed books of literary nonfiction.See all Product Description