An Introduction to the International Criminal Court / Edition 4

An Introduction to the International Criminal Court / Edition 4

by William A. Schabas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521767504

ISBN-13: 9780521767507

Pub. Date: 02/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguably the most significant international organization to be created since the United Nations, the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The direct descendant of the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, as well as those of the more recent international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International…  See more details below

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Arguably the most significant international organization to be created since the United Nations, the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The direct descendant of the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, as well as those of the more recent international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Criminal Court will prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This volume reviews the history of international criminal prosecution, the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation, including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime. The Court's fundamental documents - the Rome Statute itself, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Elements of Crimes - form an annex to the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521767507
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
594
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
1Creation of the Court1
2Crimes Prosecuted by the Court21
3Jurisdiction and admissibility54
4General Principles of criminal law71
5Investigation and pre-trial procedure94
6Trial and appeal118
7Punishment and the rights of victims137
8Structure and administration of the Court151
Appendices165
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court167
Elements of Crimes248
Rules of Procedure and Evidence293
Bibliography383
Index396

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