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Research Handbook on International Criminal Law

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Edited by: Bartram S. Brown

ISBN13: 9780857933447
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £46.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781847202789



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This carefully regarded and well-structured handbook covers the broad range of norms, practices, policies, processes and institutional mechanisms of international criminal law, exploring how they operate and continue to develop in a variety of contexts. Leading scholars in the field and experienced practitioners have brought together their expertise and perspectives in a clear and concise fashion to create an authoritative resource, which will be useful and accessible even to those without legal training.

The Research Handbook on International Criminal Law will appeal to practitioners who may want to defend, or prosecute, international criminal law cases, and academics researching and writing on international criminal law. Graduate students studying international criminal law, international human rights or international humanitarian law as well as those studying international justice, international politics, international organization or public policy analysis, will also find this book invaluable.

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Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Preface Bartram S. Brown

PART I: INDIVIDUAL CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
1. International Criminal Law: Nature, Origins and a Few Key Issues Bartram S. Brown
2. The Vanishing Relevance of State Affiliation in International Criminal Law: Private Security Contractors and Other Non-state Actors John Cerone

PART II: CRIMES UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
3. The Crime of Genocide Mark A. Drumbl
4. Crimes Against Humanity Margaret M. deGuzman
5. Crimes Against Women under International Criminal Law Kelly D. Askin
6. The Crime of Aggression: Is it Amenable to Judicial Determination? Faiza Patel King

PART III: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
7. The Contribution of Non-governmental Organizations to the Creation of International Criminal Tribunals Mark S. Ellis
8. The ICC Investigation into the Conflict in Northern Uganda: Beyond the Dichotomy of Peace versus Justice Katharina Peschke
9. Fine-tuning Complementarity Sarah M.H. Nouwen
10. The Hybrid Experience of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Clare da Silva

PART IV: DEFENCES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL FAIR TRIAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
11. Protecting the Fair Trial Rights of the Accused in International Criminal Law: Comparison of the International Criminal Court and the Military Commissions in Guantanamo David Weissbrodt and Kristin K. Zinsmaster
12. Self-representation of the Accused before International Tribunals: An Absolute Right or a Qualified Privilege? Michael P. Scharf
13. Defences in International Criminal Law Kai Ambos

PART V: PROSECUTIONS BY NATIONAL COURTS
14. Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance: Recent Trends in Inter-state Cooperation to Combat International Crimes Ved P. Nanda
15. Universal Jurisdiction Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Menaka Fernando

PART VI: THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
16. National Amnesties, Truth Commissions and International Criminal Tribunals William A. Schabas
17. Dancing in the Dark - Politics, Law and Peace in Sierra Leone: A Case Study David M. Crane
18. Reflections on Contemporary Developments in International Criminal Justice M. Cherif Bassiouni

Index