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Reflections on the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Adriaan Bos

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Edited by: Herman A.M. von Hebel

ISBN13: 9789067041119
ISBN: 9067041114
Published: March 2000
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £44.75

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'A Gift of Hope for Future Generations' is what Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, called the International Criminal Court on the adoption of its Statute in Rome, July 1998. Six months later, on 15 December 1998, a seminar was held in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which analysed the position of the ICC within the international arena, exploring its relationship to the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Security Council, as well as its relationship to the host country, the Netherlands. A number of contributions to the seminar are contained in the present volume. In addition to these contributions, essays are included that reflect on parts of the Statute or on the process by which it was created. The various contributions are written by eminent international lawyers, several of whom were actively involved in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the Rome Statute. This compilation is dedicated to Adriaan Bos, the Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who was the chairman of all the preparatory meetings leading to the Rome Conference.;His opening contribution to the seminar is also included in this volume.

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International Criminal Law
Preface Johan G. Lammers
Introduction Philippe Kirsch, QC
Part I. Aspects of the Statute: An International Criminal Court - a historical perspective Herman von Hebel
The ICC: recent developments Adriaan Bos
Crimes under the jurisdiction of the ICC Theodor Meron
Reflections on the jurisdiction and trigger-mechanism of the ICC Mahnoush H. Arsanjani
The position of the victim in the Statute of the ICC Theo van Boven
The ICC and international criminal co-operation Bert Swart and Goran Sluiter
Conspicuous absence of jurisdictional overreach Louise Arbor and Morten Bergsmo
Creating an International Criminal Court of procedures and compromises Roy S. Lee
Part II. The International Criminal Court in Perspective: The relationship between the ICC and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Richard May
The relationship between the ICC and the International Court of Justice Rosalyn Higgins DBE, QC
The relationship between the ICC and the Security Council Sir Franklin Berman
The relationship between the ICC and the host country Hans Corell
The relationship between the ICC and non-governmental organizations William R. Pace.