An Introduction to the International Criminal Court / Edition 4

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521767507
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 594
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. Schabas OC MRIA is Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. His numerous publications include Genocide in International Law (2000), The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (3rd edition, 2002), The United Nations International Criminal Tribunals, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone (2006) and The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2010). He is editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.

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Table of Contents

1. Creation of the Court; 2. The Court becomes operational; 3. Jurisdiction; 4. Triggering the jurisdiction; 5. Admissibility; 6. General principles of criminal law; 7. Investigation and pre-trial procedure; 8. Trial and appeal; 9. Punishment; 10. Victims of crimes and their concerns; 11. Structure and administration of the Court; Appendix 1. Rome statute; Appendix 2. States parties and signatories; Appendix 3. Declarations and reservations; Appendix 4. Objections.

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