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Introduction to International Criminal Law 2nd revised ed

ISBN13: 9789004186446
Previous Edition ISBN: 1571052860
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £93.00

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Written by one of the world's pioneers and leading authorities on international criminal law, this text book covers:-

  • the history, nature, and sources of international criminal law;
  • the ratione personae;
  • ratione materiae--sources of substantive international criminal law;
  • the indirect enforcement system;
  • the direct enforcement system;
  • the function of the international criminal court;
  • rules of procedure and evidence applicable to international criminal proceedings;
  • and the future of international criminal law.

International Criminal Law
Chapter I.The Discipline of International Criminal Law
Section 1. The Sources of International Criminal Law
Section 2. The Peculiarities of ICL Enforcement Regimes
Section 3. The Policies and Values of ICL and their Systemic Development
Section 4. The Changing Nature of International Law and Relations and Their Impact on ICL
Section 5. Conclusion
Chapter II. The Subjects of International Criminal Law: Ratione Personae
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Doctrinal Considerations
Section 3. International Criminal Responsibility of Individuals
Section 4. Criminal Responsibility of Heads of State and Other Persons Benefiting from International Immunities
Section 5. International Criminal Responsibility of Groups and Organizations
Section 6. International Criminal Responsibility of States
Section 7. The Victim as a Subject of ICL
Section 8. Conclusion
Chapter III. International Crimes: Ratione Materiae Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Codification of ICL
Section 3. Criteria for International Criminalization
Section 4. The Penal Characteristics of ICL Conventions
Section 5. The Hierarchy of International Crimes
Section 6. The General Categories of International Crimes
Section 7. Evolution of the Process of International Criminalization
Section 8. Jus Cogens International Crimes
Section 9. The Principles of Legality and the Ratione Materiae of ICL
Section 10. Conclusion
Appendix: ICL Conventions and Related Materials
Chapter IV. Principles of Criminal Responsibility: The General Part
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. General Considerations
Section 3. National Legal Standards and Their Relevance to ICL
Section 4. Some Problems in Identifying the General Part from the Charter to the Rome Statute
Section 5. Some Specific Problems
Section 6. The Application of the General Part by the IMT, IMTFE and in Other Proceedings: A Historical Analysis
Section 7. The Jurisprudence of the ICTY, the ICTR, and the ICC
Section 8. Command Responsibility: Policy Considerations
Section 9. Joint Criminal Enterprise
Section 10. Defenses and Exoneration
Section 11. ICL Penalties and Sentencing
Section 12. Conclusion
Chapter V. The “Indirect Enforcement System:” Modalities of International Cooperation in Penal Matters
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. The Maxim Aut Dedere Aut Judicare
Section 3. The Modalities of “International Cooperation in Penal Matters”
Section 4. Assessing the “Indirect Enforcement System”
Section 5. Conclusion
Chapter VI. The “Direct Enforcement System:” History of International Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. History of International Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions: From Versailles to Rome, 1919-1998
Section 3. Establishing an International Criminal Court 1937-1994
Section 4. Changing Times: 1989-1998
Section 5. Recent Developments 1998-2011
Section 6. Conclusion
Chapter VII. The International Criminal Court: A Hybrid “Direct Enforcement System”
Section 1. The Need for an ICC
Section 2. The Characteristics of the ICC
Section 3. Applicable Law
Section 4. The Jurisdiction of the ICC
Section 5. Elements of Criminal Responsibility: The General Part
Section 6. Invoking the Jurisdiction of the Court
Section 7. The Court’s Exercise of Jurisdiction
Section 8. Penalties and Sentencing
Section 9. Victim Reparation
Section 10. Enforcement Modalities, Surrender, and Judicial Assistance
Section 11. Exceptions to the Obligation to Cooperate
Section 12. The Organization and Operation of the Court
Section 13. Relationship of the ICC with the United Nations
Section 14. Amending the Statute
Section 15. The Operation of the Court
Section 16. Assembly of State Parties
Section 17. National Implementing Legislation
Section 18. Summary of the ICC’s Work
Section 19. Conclusion
Chapter VIII. Mixed Models of International Criminal Justice
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Kosovo
Section 3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Section 4. Sierra Leone
Section 5. Timor-Leste
Section 6. Cambodia
Section 7. Lebanon
Section 8. Conclusion
Chapter IX. The “Procedural Part” of ICL: Procedural and Evidentiary Norms Applicable to International Criminal Proceedings
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. International Criminal Procedure
Section 3. Rules of Evidence
Section 4. Conclusion
Appendix I: International Instruments Surveyed
Appendix II: Rights Surveyed
Appendix III: Constitutions Surveyed
Appendix IV: ICC Comparison Chart
Chapter X: International Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Accountability Mechanisms
Section 3. Amnesties and International Criminal Justice
Section 4. Assessment
Chapter XI. Reflections on International Criminal Justice: Past and Future
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Law and Legal Systems in Historical Perspective
Section 3. The Origins of Justice Values
Section 4. Of War and Peace, and of Interests and Values
Section 5. The Origins of International Criminal Law
Section 6. From Tribalism to Supra-Nationalism
Section 7. The Paradigms of International Law and Their Evolution
Section 8. International Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization
Section 9.The Historical Stages of International Criminal Justice
Section 10. Assessment