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An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521151955
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  • The International Criminal Court has ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. Protecting against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Court acts when national justice systems are unwilling or unable to do so. Written by the leading expert in the field, the fourth edition of this seminal text considers the Court in action: its initial rulings, cases it has prosecuted and cases where it has decided not to proceed, such as Iraq. It also examines the results of the Review Conference, by which the crime of aggression was added to the jurisdiction of the Court and addresses the political context, such as the warming of the United States to the Court and the increasing recognition of the inevitability of the institution.

    • Fourth edition of this classic text explores the Court 'in action', examining its cases and rulings
    • Covers the 2010 Review Conference, including discussion of the crime of aggression
    • Leading commentator on the Court explores its political context to allow for full understanding
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    This is one of the most excellent students text on the subject. It is indispensable to anyone trying to come to grips with the complexity of international criminal law. It is highly recommended. Paul Okojie

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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521151955
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Creation of the Court
    2. The Court becomes operational
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Triggering the jurisdiction
    5. Admissibility
    6. General principles of criminal law
    7. Investigation and pre-trial procedure
    8. Trial and appeal
    9. Punishment
    10. Victims of crimes and their concerns
    11. Structure and administration of the Court
    Appendix 1. Rome statute
    Appendix 2. States parties and signatories
    Appendix 3. Declarations and reservations
    Appendix 4. Objections.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Dynamics of International Law
    • Human Rights and Institutions
    • Human Rights and International Courts
    • International Criminal Court Seminar
    • International Criminal Law
    • War Crimes: Law and Justice in a Global Community
  • Author

    William A. Schabas, National University of Ireland, Galway
    William A. Schabas OC MRIA is Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. His numerous publications include Genocide in International Law (2000), The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (3rd edition, 2002), The United Nations International Criminal Tribunals, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone (2006) and The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2010). He is editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.

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