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Principles of International Criminal Law

Principles of International Criminal Law

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  • Date Published: June 2005
  • availability: Refer to T.M.C Asser Press, T.M.C Asser Press, R.J.Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN The Hague, The Netherlands
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9789067041966

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  • During the last decade international criminal law has developed rapidly. Principles of International Criminal Law takes up these developments to provide comprehensive coverage of substantive international criminal law. Gerhard Werle deals with the general principles of international criminal law as well as with individual crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. Fundamental issues, such as the evolution, sources and enforcement of international criminal law are included. The book analyzes the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as well as customary international law. The case law of the ICTY and the ICTR as well as that of several national courts is extensively covered. The systematic and thorough approach adopted by the author makes this book indispensable for anyone involved in and interested in the attainment and development of international criminal law.

    • A comprehensive examination of international criminal law
    • A unique reference work and textbook in one easy volume
    • Includes essential appendices for tables of relevant cases, statutes and international instruments
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    • Date Published: June 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9789067041966
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.055kg
    • availability: Refer to T.M.C Asser Press, T.M.C Asser Press, R.J.Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Table of Contents

    Table of abbreviations
    Part I. Foundations: A. Historical evolution
    B. Concepts, tasks and legitimacy
    C. International criminal law and the international legal order
    D. Sources and interpretation
    E. Universal jurisdiction, the duty to prosecute, and amnesty
    F. Enforcement
    G. Domestic implementation
    Part II. General Principles: A. Towards a general theory of crimes under international law
    B. Material elements
    C. Mental element
    D. Individual criminal responsibility
    E. Superior responsibility
    F. Grounds for excluding criminal responsibility
    G. Inchoate crimes
    H. Omissions
    I. Official capacity and immunity
    J. Multiplicity of offenses
    K. Requirements for prosecution
    Part III. Genocide: A. Introduction
    B. Material elements
    C. Mental element
    D. Incitement to commit genocide
    E. Multiplicity of offenses
    Part IV. Crimes Against Humanity: A. Introduction
    B. Contextual element (attack on a civilian population)
    C. Individual acts
    D. Multiplicity of offenses
    Part V. War Crimes: A. Introduction
    B. Overall requirements
    C. War crimes against persons
    D. War crimes against property and other rights
    E. Employing prohibited methods of warfare
    F. Use of prohibited means of warfare
    G. War crimes against humanitarian operations
    H. Multiplicity of offenses
    Part VI. The Crime of Aggression: A. The prohibition of aggression under international law
    B. Criminal responsibility under customary international law (war of aggression)
    C. The crime of aggression in the ICC statute - prospects
    Appendix 1. Materials
    Appendix 2. Table of cases
    Appendix 3. Table of statutes and international instruments
    Appendix 4. Index
    Appendix 5. International criminal law in the world wide web.

  • Author

    Gerhard Werle, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Gerhard Werle is Professor of German and International Criminal Law, Humboldt University of Berlin.

    With

    Florian Jessberger, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Wulf Burchards, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Volker Nerlich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Belinda Cooper

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