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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Challenge to Impunity

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ISBN13: 9780754621546
ISBN: 0754621545
Published: May 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00 - Unavailable at Publisher



This text focuses on the Statute of the International Criminal Court, gathering contributions by scholars and diplomats attending the 1999 Trento Conference in Rome.

It examines the main features of the Statute, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, the role of the ICC in the international protection of human rights and the impact of the ICC Statute on the international criminal justice system. There is also an evaluation of the prospect for the functioning of the ICC in the future.

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Contents:
Part 1 The international criminal court - its main features: some reflections on the Rome conference, Giovanni Conso; the Rome statute of the ICC - rays of light and some shadows, Mauro Politi; the experience of the preparatory committee, Adriaan Bos; the international criminal court in perspective - from the Rome conference to the years to come, John T. Holmes; international criminal court - the role of the security council, Elizabeth Wilmshurst; the role of security council and the independence of the international criminal court - some reflections, Nabil Elaraby; the Rome statute of the international criminal court - expectations of the jurisdiction, Mahnoush H. Arsanjani; the role of the prosecutor, Silvia A. Fernandez De Gurmendi; the international criminal court - jurisdiction, trigger mechanism and relationship to national jurisdictions, Hans-Peter Kaul.
Part 2 The international criminal court and the international protection of human rights: introductory remarks, Theodor Meron; the Rome statute of the international criminal court and human rights, Fausto Pocar; crimes against humanity and the Rome statute of the international criminal court, Roger S. Clark; war crimes in international armed conflicts, Garbiella Venturini; war crimes and internal conflicts in the statute of the international criminal court, Luigi Condorelli; the protection of children's rights in the statute of the international criminal court, John T. Holmes; the status of the individual in the statute of the international criminal court, Lami Mekhemar; state's crime and individuals' crimes - what relationship?, Giorgio Conetti.
Part 3 The international criminal justice system after the Rome conference: the preventive and the repressive function of the international criminal court, Otto Trifferer; the international criminal court and national jurisdictions, Flavia Lattanzi; follow up to Rome - preparing for entry into force of the statute of the international criminal court, William A. Schabas; current political developments and their impact on the future of the international criminal court, Phani Dascalopoulou-Livada; the obligation to co-operate with the international criminal court and states non parties to the statute, Giuseppe Nesi; observations on the appeal before the international criminal court, Francesca Trombetta-Panigadi; the status of third states before the international criminal court, Gerhard Hafner; criminally protected legal interests at the international level after the Rome statute, Lorenzo Picotti.
Part 4 Prospects for the functioning of the international criminal court: some practical remarks on the early functioning of the international criminal court, Tullio Treves; scenarios of implementation of the statute of the international criminal court, W. Michael Reisman; round table - prospects for the functioning of the international criminal court, Antonio Cassese et al.