An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

Author: William A. Schabas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496603

Category: Law

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The International Criminal Court has ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. Protecting against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Court acts when national justice systems are unwilling or unable to do so. Written by the leading expert in the field, the fourth edition of this seminal text considers the Court in action: its initial rulings, cases it has prosecuted and cases where it has decided not to proceed, such as Iraq. It also examines the results of the Review Conference, by which the crime of aggression was added to the jurisdiction of the Court and addresses the political context, such as the warming of the United States to the Court and the increasing recognition of the inevitability of the institution.

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Robert Cryer,Håkan Friman,Darryl Robinson,Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465120

Category: Law

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International criminal law has developed considerably in the last decade and a half, resulting in a complex and re-invigorated discipline. This has impacted directly on the popularity of the study of the subject, particularly on postgraduate law degrees. This textbook serves these courses by providing an introduction to the principles of international criminal law and processes. Written by four international lawyers with experience of teaching international criminal law, it is accessible yet sophisticated in its approach. It covers substantive international criminal law, the institutions designed to enforce it and their procedures, and the international law applicable to domestic prosecutions of international crimes. It will be essential reading for students and teachers of international criminal law. In addition, practitioners and researchers in the field (and in related fields such as criminal law), students of international law and international relations will find this introduction invaluable.

The International Criminal Court

An Introduction

Author: Andrew Novak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319158325

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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This book is about the International Criminal Court (ICC), a new and highly distinctive criminal justice institution with the ability to prosecute the highest-level government officials, including heads of state, even in countries that have not accepted its jurisdiction. The book explores the historical development of international criminal law and the formal legal structure created by the Rome Statute, against the background of the Court’s search for objectivity in a political global environment. The book reviews the operations of the Court in practice and the Court’s position in the power politics of the international system. It discusses and clarifies all stages of an international criminal proceeding from the opening of the investigation to sentencing, reparations, and final appeals in the context of its restorative justice mission. Making appropriate comparisons and contrasts between the international criminal justice system and domestic and national systems, the book fills a gap in international criminal justice study.

An Introduction to the Law of International Criminal Tribunals

A Comparative Study

Author: Geert-Jan G. J. Knoops

Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff

ISBN: 9781571053107

Category: Law

Page: 207

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This is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive overview and practical guide to the law and practice of international criminal tribunals -- the ICTY, ICTR, and ICC -- as well as mixed international courts, such as the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Cambodia Tribunal. It is a roadmap to the law and practice of the growing number of international criminal tribunals. Following an overview and comparison of contemporary international criminal tribunals (ICTs) and their legal characteristics, the author discusses the most important categories of international crimes that fall within the jurisdictional purview of the international criminal tribunals. He examines the body of substantive and procedural law of the tribunals and provides a survey of major related pre-trial and trial issues. Special chapters cover topical issues, such as criminal and forensic evidence and expertise. In addition, this book contains an analysis of the emergence of uniform standards of due process during the various pre-trial and trial stages. Also examined are two important mechanisms essential to the effective functioning of the international criminal tribunals, namely the state co-operation syst

International Criminal Law

Author: Douglas Guilfoyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198728964

Category: International criminal law

Page: 456

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This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to a fascinating subject area. Written with student needs at its heart, innovative features such as 'Counterpoint' and 'Pause for reflection' boxes highlight current debates and areas worthy of more detailed analysis, providing students with the tools they need to develop their knowledge and start thinking critically about the law. Learning outcomes open each chapter, and are complemented by closing summaries to further support student understanding. Structured in four parts, the book first sets out the key international law principles which assume special significance in relation to international criminal law before going on to consider international criminal tribunals, the prosecution of international crimes, and the 'core' international crimes which have been prosecuted to date. Finally, consideration is given to issues such as legal defences and immunities under international law. Written by an outstanding scholar and teacher, this user-friendly text offers a unique approach to the subject area, making it the ideal choice for those new to the subject area. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre hosting links to key international law documents, additional material on the victims of crime, and updates on important developments within the subject area.

Brierly's Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations

Author: Andrew Clapham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191632678

Category: Law

Page: 576

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This concise book is an introduction to the role of international law in international relations. Written for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, the book first appeared in 1928 and attracted a wide readership. This new edition builds on Brierly's scholarship and his idea that law must serve a social purpose. Previous editions of The Law of Nations have been the standard introduction to international law for decades, and are widely popular in many different countries due to the simplicity and brevity of the prose style. Providing a comprehensive overview of international law, this new version of the classic book retains the original qualities and is again essential reading for all those interested in learning what role the law plays in international affairs. The reader will find chapters on traditional and contemporary topics such as: the basis of international obligation, the role of the UN and the International Criminal Court, the emergence of new states, the acquisition of territory, the principles covering national jurisdiction and immunities, the law of treaties, the different ways of settling international disputes, and the rules on resort to force and the prohibition of aggression.

The International Judge

An Introduction to the Men and Women who Decide the World's Cases

Author: Daniel Terris,Cesare P. R. Romano,Leigh Swigart

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584656661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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An interdisciplinary introduction to international judges and their work

Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law

An Introduction

Author: Christine Schwöbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317929217

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently experienced a significant surge in scholarship and public debate; individual criminal accountability is now firmly entrenched in both international law and the international consciousness as a necessary mechanism of responsibility. Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction shifts the debate towards that which has so far been missing from the mainstream discussion: the possible injustices, exclusions, and biases of International Criminal Law. This collection of essays is the first dedicated to the topic of critical approaches to international criminal law. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of international criminal law, international law, international legal theory, criminal law, and criminology.

Introduction to International Criminal Law

Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004186441

Category: Law

Page: 1

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This title covers the history, nature, and sources of international criminal law; the ratione personae; ratione materiae - sources of substantive international criminal law; the indirect enforcement system; the direct enforcement system; and much more.

The International Criminal Court

the making of the Rome Statute : issues, negotiations and results

Author: Roy S. K. Lee

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041112125

Category: Political Science

Page: 657

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"This publication is a collective work by a group of persons closely associated with the actual making of the Rome Statute. It covers the substantive and procedural issues raised during the preparatory stages as well as at the Conference. These active participants in the Conference provide an account of the main contentions on each of the key issues, the divergent approaches put forward by the principal proponents, how differences were resolved, how groups of articles were prepared, and how the final text as a whole was assembled."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

International Moot Court

An Introduction

Author: Meghan Spillane,International Bar Association

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716436

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Offers a step-by-step guide to the process of planning and holding an international moot court. The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations, and law societies. Using a sample case entitled The International Criminal Court: A Moot Court Exercise for Students, the book includes an introduction to moot court and discusses: researching the issues, body of argument, courtroom decorum, how to listen to your opponent, handling questing, dealing with judges and justices, successes and rewards of competition and collateral issues.

International Criminal Law

Sources, Subjects and Contents

Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004165320

Category: Law

Page: 1

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Volume 1 deals with international crimes. It contains several significant contributions on the theoretical and doctrinal aspects of ICL which precede the five chapters addressing some of the major categories of international crimes. The first two chapters address: the sources and subjects of ICL and its substantive contents. The other five chapters address: Chapter 3: The Crime Against Peace and Aggression (The Crime Against Peace and Aggression: From its Origins to the ICC; The Crime of Aggression and the International Criminal Court); Chapter 4: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity & Genocide (Introduction to International Humanitarian Law; Penal Aspects of International Humanitarian Law; Non-International Armed Conflict and Guerilla Warfare; Mercenarism and Contracted Military Services; Customary International Law and Weapons Control; Genocide; Crimes Against Humanity; Overlaps, Gaps, and Ambiguities in Contemporary International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity); Chapter 5: Crimes Against Fundamental Human Rights (Slavery, Slave-Related Practices, and Trafficking in Persons; Apartheid; International Prohibition of Torture; The Practice of Torture in the United States: September 11, 2001 to Present); Chapter 6: Crimes of Terror-Violence (International Terrorism; Kidnapping and Hostage Taking; Terrorism Financing; Piracy; International Maritime Navigation and Installations on the High Seas; International Civil Aviation); Chapter 7: Crimes Against Social Interest (International Control of Drugs; Challenges in the Development of International Criminal Law: The Negotiations of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption; Transnational Organized Crime; Corruption of Foreign Public Officials; International Criminal Protection of Cultural Property; Criminalization of Environmental Protection).

International Crime and Justice

Author: Mangai Natarajan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492373

Category: Social Science

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International crime and justice is an emerging field that covers international and transnational crimes that have not been the focus of mainstream criminology or criminal justice. This book examines the field from a global perspective. It provides an introduction to the nature of international and transnational crimes and the theoretical perspectives that assist in understanding the relationship between social change and the waxing and waning of the crime opportunities resulting from globalization, migration, and culture conflicts. Written by a team of world experts, it examines the central role of victim rights in the development of legal frameworks for the prevention and control of transnational and international crimes. It also discusses the challenges to delivering justice and obtaining international cooperation in efforts to deter, detect, and respond to these crimes.

The Relationship Between the International Criminal Court and National Jurisdictions

The Principle of Complementarity

Author: Jo Stigen

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004169091

Category: Law

Page: 533

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The principle of complementarity provides a framework as to when the Prosecutor of the ICC may and should interfere "vis-a-vis" national judicial systems. The principle acknowledges the primary right of states to prosecute while also recognising the need for international interference when states fail in this task. As formulated in the Rome Statute, however, it leaves complex questions unresolved. To mention a few: When is a national criminal proceeding really an attempt to shield the perpetrator? When can a national judicial system be characterised as unavailable? And when will an ICC prosecution serve the interests of justice? This book seeks to answer these and other related questions by interpreting the relevant provisions of the Rome Statute and discussing them in a broad context. The book also critically assesses policy considerations underlying the establishment of the ICC, including the implications of international criminal justice for achieving peace. It asks, "inter alia," whether the ICC should set aside an amnesty which a national truth commission has granted in an attempt to achieve a peaceful transition from tyranny to democracy.

International Criminal Law

Author: Ilias Bantekas,Susan Nash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135241791

Category: Law

Page: 640

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Providing an introduction to, and detailed examination of substantive, enforcement and procedural aspects of international criminal law, this book’s examination of international and transnational crimes under treaty and customary law has been fully updated and revised. Exploring the enforcement of international criminal law through an investigation of the practice of the Security Council-based tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Criminal Court and other hybrid tribunals, such as those for Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Lockerbie and truth commissions, the authors look at terrorism, offences against the person, piracy and jurisdiction, and immunities amongst a variety of other topics. New to this edition are four additional chapters on: various forms of liability and participation in international crime war crimes crimes against humanity genocide and illegal rendition. This is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of law or international relations, practitioners and those interested in gaining an insight into international criminal law

The International Criminal Court in Search of its Purpose and Identity

Author: Triestino Mariniello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703081

Category: Law

Page: 288

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent international criminal tribunal, which has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crime of aggression. This book critically analyses the law and practice of the ICC and its contribution to the development of international criminal law and policy. The book focuses on the key procedural and substantive challenges faced by the ICC since its establishment. The critical analysis of the normative framework aims to elaborate ways in which the Court may resolve difficulties, which prevent it from reaching its declared objectives in particularly complex situations. Contributors to the book include leading experts in international criminal justice, and cover a range of topics including, inter alia, terrorism, modes of liability, ne bis in idem, victims reparations, the evidentiary threshold for the confirmation of charges, and sentencing. The book also considers the relationship between the ICC and States, and explores the impact that the new regime of international criminal justice has had on countries where the most serious crimes have been committed. In drawing together these discussions, the book provides a significant contribution in assessing how the ICC’s practice could be refined or improved in future cases. The book will be of great use and interest to international criminal law and public international law.