The UN International Criminal Tribunals: The Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone

The UN International Criminal Tribunals: The Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone

by William A. Schabas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521846579

ISBN-13: 9780521846578

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a guide to the law that applies in the three international criminal tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, set up by the UN during the period 1993 to 2002 to deal with atrocities and human rights abuses committed during conflict in those countries. Building on the work of an earlier generation of war crimes courts, these

Overview

This book is a guide to the law that applies in the three international criminal tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, set up by the UN during the period 1993 to 2002 to deal with atrocities and human rights abuses committed during conflict in those countries. Building on the work of an earlier generation of war crimes courts, these tribunals have developed a sophisticated body of law concerning the elements of the three international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes), and forms of participation in such crimes, as well as other general principles of international criminal law, procedural matters and sentencing. The legacy of the tribunals will be indispensable as international law moves into a more advanced stage, with the establishment of the International Criminal Court. Their judicial decisions are examined here, as well as the drafting history of their statutes and other contemporary sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521846578
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; Table of legislative provisions; List of abbreviations; Part I. Establishment of the Tribunals: 1. Creation of the tribunals; 2. The legitimacy and legality of the tribunals; 3. Sources of law; Part II. Jurisdiction: 4. Territorial, personal and temporal jurisdiction; 5. Subject-matter jurisdiction generally; 6. Genocide; 7. Crimes against humanity; 8. War crimes; Part III. Substantive and Procedural Aspects of Prosecution: 9. General principles of law; 10. Investigation and pre-trial procedure; 11. Trial and post-trial procedure; 12. Evidence; 13. Rights of the accused; 14. Punishment; Part IV. Organisation of the Tribunals: 15. Structure and administration of the tribunals; Bibliography; Index.

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