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International Criminal Justice: Legitimacy and Coherence

Edited by: Gideon Boas, William A. Schabas, Michael P. Scharf

ISBN13: 9781781005590
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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International criminal justice as a discipline throws up numerous conceptual issues, engaging disciplines such as law, politics, history, sociology, psychology to name but a few. This book addresses themes around international criminal justice from a mixture of traditional and more radical perspectives. While law, and in particular international law, is at the heart of much of the discussion around this topic, history, sociology and politics are invariably infused and, in some aspects of international criminal justice, are predominant elements. Fundamentally the exploration concerns questions of coherence and legitimacy, which are foundational to both the content and application of the discipline, and the book charts an illuminating path through these diverse perspectives.

The contributions in this book come from some of the eminent scholars and practitioners in the area, and will provide some profound insight into and an enriched understanding of international criminal justice, helping to advance the field of study. This ambitious and necessary book will appeal to academics and students of international criminal law, international criminal justice, international law, transitional justice, comparative criminal law, as well as practitioners of international criminal law.

International Criminal Law
1. What is International Criminal Justice? Gideon Boas
2. Order in the Courtroom: The Unique Challenge of Maintaining Control of a War Crimes Trial Michael Scharf
3. Making War Crimes Trials Work - Balancing Fairness and Expedition Lord Iain Bonomy
4. Applied Rights in International Criminal Law: Defence Counsel and the Right to Disclosure Peter Morrissey SC
5. Complexities in Prosecuting International Crimes: The ICC Libyan Warrants Mark Ierace SC
6. International Criminal Justice and the Past Gerry Simpson
7. International Criminal Justice in Historical Context: The Post-Second World War Trials and Modern International Criminal Justice Rob Cryer
8. Terrorism and International Criminal Law: Questions of (in)Coherence and (Il)legitimacy Ben Saul
9. The International Criminal Court and the Complexities of International Criminal Justice James Potter
10. Women and International Criminal Law: Steps Forward or Dancing Backwards Helen Durham
11. Have Recent Changes Designed to Benefit Victims of International Crimes Added to the Legitimacy of International Criminal Justice? Sam Garkawe
12. International Criminal Justice and Military Perspectives Geoffrey Skillen