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International Criminal Law In A Nutshell

Author : David P. Stewart
ISBN : 0314149929
Genre : Law
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The Nutshell is intended as an introduction for students taking a first course in international criminal law as well as practitioners with little or no familiarity with the field. After a brief introduction to the history of international criminal law (from its origins through Nuremburg to the ad hoc tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda), it summarizes basic principles of international accountability (such as the doctrine of "legality") and concepts of international criminal jurisdiction (including "universal" jurisdiction). Several chapters focus on the International Criminal Court, in particular its substantive jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression), modes of liability and available defenses. Additional chapters cover the purposes and procedures of extradition (and its alternatives, such as "rendition") and mutual legal assistance (obtaining evidence abroad for use in criminal cases). Attention is also given to the major ?

Swiss Criminal Law

Author : Anna Petrig
ISBN : 3037517387
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This book comes as the first English language, systematic overview of Swiss criminal law. It provides a gateway for lawyers who are unfamiliar with this legal order, yet have an academic or practical interest in it. And it gives lawyers with a background in Swiss law a useful tool when working in English. The book brings into focus the basics of criminal law and links it with criminal procedural law, the rules on transnational cooperation in criminal matters and the parameters flowing from constitutional, international and European law. It deals with core questions of criminal law: what amounts to a criminal offence, how is criminal liability determined and what are its consequences? Furthermore, it provides general insight on international criminal law, which plays an increasingly important role. To fulfil its gateway function, the book concludes with a practical guide to Swiss criminal law and a thesaurus.

Public International Law In A Nutshell

Author : Thomas Buergenthal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063691542
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Provides an overview of contemporary international law and signposts for additional research. Includes chapters on the law of the sea, international environmental law, the use of force and arms control. Text explores the application and relevance of international law, as well as its sources. Discusses international organizations, dispute settlement, International Law of Treaties, and the rights of individuals. In addition, the text addresses jurisdiction, U.S. foreign relations law, and immunities. Also features international legal research sources and methods.

The Immunity Of States And Their Officials In International Criminal Law And International Human Rights Law

Author : Rosanne van Alebeek
ISBN : 9780199232475
Genre : Law
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This title is a comprehensive treatment of the development of international human rights law, international criminal law and international immunities, and asks whether states and their officials can shield themselves from foreign jurisdiction by invoking international immunity rules when human rights issues are involved.

International Law In A Nutshell

Author : Nicholas Mordaunt Chambers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044422546
Genre : International law
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Principles Of International Criminal Law

Author : Gerhard Werle
ISBN : 9780191008634
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Principles of International Criminal Law has become one of the most influential textbooks in the field of international criminal justice. It offers a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the foundations and general principles of substantive international criminal law, including thorough discussion of its core crimes. It provides a detailed understanding of the general principles, sources, and evolution of international criminal law, demonstrating how it has developed, and how its application has changed. After establishing the general principles, the book assesses the four key international crimes as defined by the statute of the International Criminal Court: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. This new edition revises and updates work with developments in international criminal justice since 2009. It includes new material on the principle of culpability as one of the fundamental principles of international criminal law, the notion of terrorism as a crime under international law, the concept of direct participation in hostilities, the problem of so-called unlawful combatants, and the issue of targeted killings. The book retains its highly-acclaimed systematic approach and consistent methodology, making the book essential reading for both students and scholars of international criminal law, as well as for practitioners and judges working in the field.

The Concept Of Race In International Criminal Law

Author : Carola Lingaas
ISBN : 9780429812934
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Members of racial groups are protected under international law against genocide, persecution, and apartheid. But what is race – and why was this contentious term not discussed when drafting the Statute of the International Criminal Court? Although the law uses this term, is it legitimate to talk about race today, let alone convict anyone for committing a crime against a racial group? This book is the first comprehensive study of the concept of race in international criminal law. It explores the theoretical underpinnings for the crimes of genocide, apartheid, and persecution, and analyses all the relevant legal instruments, case law, and scholarship. It exposes how the international criminal tribunals have largely circumvented the topic of race, and how incoherent jurisprudence has resulted in inconsistent protection. The book provides important new interpretations of a problematic concept by subjecting it to a multifaceted and interdisciplinary analysis. The study argues that race in international criminal law should be constructed according to the perpetrator's perception of the victims’ ostensible racial otherness. The perpetrator’s imagination as manifested through his behaviour defines the victims’ racial group membership. It will be of interest to students and practitioners of international criminal law, as well as those studying genocide, apartheid, and race in domestic and international law.

Treatise On International Criminal Law

Author : Kai Ambos
ISBN : 9780191644184
Genre : Law
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Since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, international criminal law has rapidly grown in importance. This three-volume treatise on international criminal law presents a foundational, systematic, consistent, and comprehensive analysis of the field. Taking into account the scholarly literature, not only sources written in English but also in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, the book draws on the author's extensive academic and practical work in international criminal law. This third volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the procedures and implementation of international law by international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court. Through analysis of the framework of international criminal procedure, the author considers each stage in the process of proceedings before the ICC, including the role of legal participants, the scope of jurisdiction, and the enforcement of sentences. The full three-volume treatise addresses the entirety of international criminal law, re-stating and re-examining the fundamental principles upon which it rests, the manner it is enacted, and the key issues that are shaping its future. It is essential reading for practitioners, scholars, and students of international criminal law alike.

Philosophical Foundations Of International Criminal Law

Author : Morten Bergsmo
ISBN : 9788283481204
Genre : Law
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The Oxford Companion To International Criminal Justice

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ISBN : 9780191553448
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The move to end impunity for human rights atrocities has seen the creation of international and hybrid tribunals and increased prosecutions in domestic courts. The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice is the first major reference work to provide a complete overview of this emerging field. Its nearly 1100 pages are divided into three sections. In the first part, 21 essays by leading thinkers offer a comprehensive survey of issues and debates surrounding international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and their enforcement. The second part is arranged alphabetically, containing 320 entries on doctrines, procedures, institutions and personalities. The final part contains over 400 case summaries on different trials from international and domestic courts dealing with war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, and terrorism. With analysis and commentary on every aspect of international criminal justice, this Companion is designed to be the first port of call for scholars and practitioners interested in current developments in international justice.

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