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Crimes against Humanity in the 21st Century: Law, Practice and Threats to International Peace and Security


ISBN13: 9789004347670
Published: August 2018
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £248.00



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In Crimes Against Humanity in the 21st Century, Dr Robert Dubler SC and Matthew Kalyk provide a comprehensive analysis of crimes against humanity in international criminal law.

The text tracks the crime from its conceptual origins in antiquity, to its emergence in customary international law at Nuremberg, to the establishment of the ‘modern definition’ at the Hague with the ICTY, ICTR and ICC, and finally to recent state practice and jurisprudence.

The text sets out conclusions about the legal elements of the crime and contends that the raison d'être of the crime is located not in the inhumanity of its authors’ actions but in the extent to which its authors threaten international peace and security so as to justify international intervention. With a foreword by Geoffrey Robertson QC.

Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Preface
1. The Origins of the Concept of Crimes against Humanity
2. The Nuremberg Precedent
3. From Nuremberg to the Hague
4. 1993–1998: The Modern Definition of Crimes against Humanity
5. The Law of the International and Internationalised Tribunals
6. The Law of the International Criminal Court
7. State Practice after the Rome Conference of 1998
8. Crimes against Humanity and Threats to International Peace and Security
9. Crimes against Humanity under Customary International Law and the icc : The Chapeau Elements
10. Crimes against Humanity under Customary International Law and the icc : The Underlying Crimes
11. Prosecuting Crimes against Humanity in Domestic Courts
12. Conclusion
Index