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Defense in International Criminal Proceedings

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ISBN13: 9781571053312
ISBN: 157105331X
Published: March 2006
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £178.00



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Without question, international criminal law (ICL) has become a legal growth industry. Regional supranational systems, such as the European Union, are beginning to prepare a genuine supranational criminal law that may supersede the national jurisdictions. These efforts are still in their infancy, but along with the creation of the prosecutorial framework and measures like e.g. the European Arrest Warrant, EUROPOL or EUROJUST, the defence lawyers are preparing themselves for the new challenge. It is thus useful and necessary to cover these developments from the get go. The book provides students in law school courses on international human rights law and ICL with the essential materials to understand the vital importance of an adequate defence in international criminal proceedings. Further, the text gives legal practitioners who may consider extending their field of practice to the international level a look at the diversity of the tasks they will encounter and prepare them for the legal culture shock inevitable at the international tribunals and courts.

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Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Foreword, M. Cherif Bassiouni; Preface, Michael Bohlander, Roman Boed and Richard J. Wilson; About the Authors
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview, Michael Bohlander;
Chapter 2: Procedural Safeguards for the Defense in International Human Rights Law,
Richard J. Wilson
Chapter 3: A History of the Role of Defense Counsel in International
Criminal and War Crimes Tribunals, Richard J. Wilson
Chapter 4: ICTY, Mónica Martínez
Chapter 5: ICTR, Roman Boed and Mame Mandiaye Niang
Chapter 6: The International Criminal Court, Kenneth S. Gallant and Stefan Kirsch
Chapter 7: Associations of Defense Counsel—Development and Role, Stéphane Bourgon, Kennedy Ogetto and Wolfgang Bendler
Chapter 8: Mixed Tribunals, Alan Simmons, Héleyn Uñac, Sylvia de Bertodano, Rupert Skilbeck, Richard J. Wilson, Sarah Williams, Mohamed C. Othman and Scott Worden; Table of Cases; Index.