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Blackstone's International Criminal Practice is the definitive guide to the practice of the international criminal courts, tribunals and relevant domestic practice.
This one volume, readily accessible guide provides practitioners with everything they need to ensure their case goes smoothly in the tribunal or court. This book contains comprehensive analysis of the practice, procedure, and substantive application of international criminal law. It covers the practice of all major international and internationalised criminal courts with primary focus on the International Criminal Court but also includes coverage of war crimes tribunals established for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and for other conflict zones.
The text analyses relevant jurisprudence and key practice before the domestic courts including the development of the principle of universal jurisdiction and related sections on extradition and mutual legal assistance. A team of expert authors and editors provide in-depth commentary on the establishment and organisation of the international and internationalised criminal courts and related jurisdictional issues. The book also provides analysis of the substantive crimes under international criminal law and the various forms of criminal liability and available defences. It comprehensively sets out the procedural and evidentiary rules applicable in international criminal proceedings with a focus on the current application of these rules.
This book also includes detailed analysis of the various rights of the accused; the protection, and participation, of victims and witnesses and the role of states in providing international co-operation and judicial assistance. With expert analysis of the substantive, as well as the procedural and evidential aspects of international criminal proceedings, this book will sit alongside Blackstone's Criminal Practice as an indispensable resource for criminal practitioners.