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International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules

Edited by: Goran Sluiter, Hakan Friman, Suzannah Linton, Salvatore Zappala, Sergey Vasiliev

ISBN13: 9780199658022
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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  • Identifies and crystallizes the rules and principles of international criminal procedure, based on painstaking analysis of existing case law and practice
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the procedural law of international criminal tribunals from Nuremberg to the recently established Cambodian Extraordinary Chambers and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  • Gives valuable recommendations for the future development of international criminal procedure

    International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules is a comprehensive study of international criminal proceedings written by over forty leading experts in the field. The book offers a systematic overview and detailed comparison of the standards governing the conduct of proceedings in all major international and internationalized criminal courts from the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals to the recently established Cambodian Extraordinary Chambers and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

    Based on a major research project, the study covers all procedural phases from the initiation of investigation to the appeals process. It pays special attention to the crosscutting themes which shape the contemporary discourse on international criminal justice, including the law of evidence, the defence issues, the procedural role of victims, and negotiated dismissal of international crime cases.

    The book not only takes stock of the procedural legacy of the UN ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the International Criminal Court, but also reflects on the future directions of international criminal procedure. Investigating the tribunals' procedural law and practice through the prism of human rights law, domestic legal traditions, and tribunals' special objectives, the expert group puts forth proposals on how the challenges facing international criminal jurisdictions can best be met.

    International Criminal Procedure will be an indispensable work for practitioners involved in the adjudication of serious crimes on both national and international level, as well as international law students and academics.

  • Subjects:
    International Criminal Law
    Contents:
    Judge Erik Møse: Preface 1
    Claus Kreß: Preface 2
    Kai Ambos: Preface 3
    Summary table of contents
    Expanded table of contents
    Table of Cases
    Table of Instruments
    H. Friman, S. Linton, G. Sluiter, S. Vasiliev, S. Zappalà: Editors' Introduction
    1: S. Zappalà, J.D. Ohlin, L. Gradoni, F. Mégret, S. Nouwen, D. Lewis, A. Reisinger-Coracini: General Framework
    2: M.M. deGuzman and W.A. Schabas: Initiation of Investigation and Selection of Cases
    3: K. de Meester, R. Rastan, G. Sluiter, K. Pitcher: Investigation, Coercive Measures, Arrest and Surrender
    4: H. Brady, M. Costi, H. Friman, F. Guariglia, C.-F. Stuckenberg: Charges, Confirmation, Res judicata, Lis pendens, Iura novit curia
    5: G. Acquaviva, N. Combs, M. Heikkilä, S. Linton, Y. McDermott, S. Vasiliev: Trial Process
    6: G. Boas, B. Don Taylor III, J. Jackson, B. Roche: Appeals, Reviews, and Reconsideration
    7: F. Gaynor, D. Jacobs, M. Klamberg and V. Tochilovsky: The Law of Evidence
    8: N. Jørgensen and A. Zahar: Deliberation, Dissent, Judgment
    9: T. Gut. M. Taylor, D. Mundis, S. Kirsch: Defence Issues
    10: A.-M. de Brouwer and M. Heikkilä: The Victims' Role: Participation, Protection, Reparation and Assistance
    11: J. Iontcheva-Turner and T. Weigend): Negotiated Justice
    Principles and Rules
    Bibliography