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Archbold International Criminal Courts: Practice, Procedure & Evidence 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414067585
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414028579
Published: September 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £365.00

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Archbold International Criminal Courts provides a comprehensive guide to the practice, procedure and rules of evidence applicable to all international criminal courts. Covering the rules, processes and decisions of trial and appellate chambers of the ICC, the work ensures you are following the correct procedures at all times.

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the practice, procedure, and rules of evidence applicable to all international criminal courts
  • Covers the rules, processes and decisions of trial and appellate chambers of the International Criminal Tribunals
  • Advises on how to prepare for cases and directly participate in trial proceedings
  • Details how to manage specific offences such as crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, genocide etc
  • Incorporates Sentencing, Appeals and Legal aid
  • Covers the emerging field of victim participation and reparation
  • Explains the structure of the courts and the powers they have
  • Covers the ICTY/ICTR/ICC/ECCC, UN Special Courts for the prosecution of serious international crimes in Sierra Leone, Cambodia and Lebanon
  • Presents the material in a comprehensive manner with detailed annotation
  • Disperses commentary between the carefully selected sections, parts of statutes, draft, treaties etc.

Full coverage and analysis of:

  • major judgments delivered before the ICTY, including those in the trials of Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic;
  • all other new judgments with case law, including:
  • Lubanga, Mbarushimana, Bemba;
  • Al Mahdi (the first cultural property case);
  • the first contempt case of the ICC; and
  • the ECCC's second judgment in the main leadership case, and other new cases being investigated;
  • the many significant developments in law and procedure since the last edition, including:
  • the newly established Kosovo Special Court, whose first indictments are expected in 2018;
  • the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which is especially important given that the trials are taking place in absentia;
  • the dramatic developments of the ICC itself, with the trial and appellate proceedings that have been undertaken, particularly in respect of the admissibility of evidence, expert witnesses, protection of witnesses, presence of the accused, and many other areas; and
  • developments relating to victims and their participation, with the first rulings on reparations for victims following the completion of trials, including in the Lubanga case;
  • the numerous preliminary examinations that have been opened in respect of Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine and Palestine; and
  • new guidelines and prosecutorial policy on investigations.

International Criminal Law
Establishment and Jurisdiction of the Courts, and Sources of Law
Structure of the Courts
Powers of the Courts
Principles of Interpretation
Investigations, Charging and Warrants
Pre-trial and Confirmation Procedure
Trial Procedure
Rules of Evidence
Forms of Participation in Offences
War Crimes
Crimes against Humanity
Crimes of Aggression
Victim Participation
Contempt, Offences against the Administration of Justice and Removal from Office
Defences and Procedural Bars to Jurisdiction
Sentencing, Compensation, Restitution & Imprisonment
Appeals and Reviews
Legal Representation and Legal Aid