A leading work in the field of international criminal law, which is accessible, comprehensive and up to date. Written by a team of...
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A leading work in the field of international criminal law, which is accessible, comprehensive and up to date.
Written by a team of international lawyers with extensive academic and practical experience of international criminal law, the fourth edition of this leading textbook offers readers comprehensive coverage and a high level of academic rigour while maintaining its signature accessible and engaging style. Introducing the readers to the fundamental concepts of international criminal law, as well as the domestic and international institutions that enforce that law, this book engages with critical questions, political and moral challenges, and alternatives to international justice. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners in the field, and cited by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the highest courts in domestic systems, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about international criminal law. Autorentext Cryer, Robert Robert Cryer is Professor of international and Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham. He has written and edited many books on international law, criminal law and their relationship, and has taught international criminal law for more than twenty years on three continents. Robinson, Darryl Darryl Robinson is Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law in Queen's University, Ontario. His research focuses on moral underpinnings of criminal law principles and on refining legal rules for the fair and effective prosecution of war crimes. Vasiliev, Sergey Sergey Vasiliev is Assistant Professor of International Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law of Universiteit van Amsterdam. He has previously taught public international law and international criminal law and procedure at Universiteit Leiden, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Universiteit van Amsterdam. He has published extensively in these fields. Zusammenfassung Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduate students, as well as academics and practitioners in the field, the fourth edition examines the conceptual, institutional, substantive, and procedural aspects of international criminal law accessibly and analytically. Inhalt Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. The aims, objectives and justifications of international criminal law; Part II. Prosecutions in National Courts: 3. Jurisdiction; 4. National prosecutions of international crimes; 5. State cooperation with respect to national proceedings; Part III. International Prosecution: 6. The history of international criminal prosecutions: Nuremberg and Tokyo; 7. The ad hoc international criminal tribunals; 8. The International Criminal Court; 9. Hybrid and special courts; Part IV. Substantive Law of International Crimes: 10. Genocide; 11. Crimes against humanity; 12. War crimes; 13. Aggression; 14. Transnational crimes, terrorism and torture; 15. General principles of liability; 16. Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility; Part V. International Criminal Procedure and Sentencing: 17. International criminal procedure; 18. Victims in the international criminal process; 19. Punishment and sentencing; Part VI. Relationship between National and International Systems: 20. State cooperation with the international courts and tribunals; 21. Immunities; 22. Alternatives and complements to criminal prosecution; 23. The future of international criminal law; Index.
An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure