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Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
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  • Date Published: May 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521818520

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  • This commentary provides critical insight into the negotiating history that led to the adoption of the international elements of war crimes. It also presents existing jurisprudence relevant to the interpretation of the war crimes in the ICC Statute. It serves as a tool in the implementation of international humanitarian law in cases dealing with war crimes and offers practitioners (judges, prosecutors and lawyers) and academics critical information on the substance of the crimes.

    • Critical insight into the negotiating history of the elements of war crimes
    • Extensive guide to existing case law - international and national - relevant to each war crime in the ICC Statute
    • Important tool for practitioners and academics involved in questions related to the implementation of International Humanitarian Law in future war crimes trials on the international and national level
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    Prizes

    • ASIL Award for a Work in a Specialized Area of International Law
    • ASIL Award for a Work in a Specialized Area of International Law

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    • Date Published: May 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521818520
    • length: 586 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Legal value of the elements of crime
    3. General Introduction adopted by the PrepCom
    4. Introduction to elements of war crimes listed in Art. 8 of the Rome Statute
    5. Article 8 Paragraph 2 (a) ICC Statute: Grave Breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions
    6. Article 8 Paragraph 2 (b) ICC Statute: Other Serious Violations of the Laws and customs Applicable in International Armed Conflict
    7. Article 8 Paragraph 2 (c) ICC Statute: Violations of Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions
    8. Article 8 Paragraph 2 (e) ICC Statute: Other Serious Violations of the Laws and Customs Applicable in Armed Conflicts not of an International Character
    Annexes
    Table of case law.

  • Author

    Knut Dörmann, International Committee of the Red Cross
    Knut Doermann is a legal advisor at the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva.

    With contributions by

    Louise Doswald-Beck, International Commission of Jurists, Geneva

    Robert Kolb, Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva

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