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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court
Commentary and Digest of Jurisprudence


  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107027886

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  • A comprehensive source of the most authoritative statements of the International Criminal Court's appellate jurisprudence. Its clear format includes commentaries followed by excerpts of the decisions and judgments, carefully selected by lawyers based on their relevance and grouped by topic. It provides a practical background to the International Criminal Court's appellate jurisprudence from experienced current and former Appeals Counsel of the Office of the Prosecutor of the Court, highlighting pertinent issues. In doing so, readers are given the tools to discern the meaning of the case law themselves, while attention is drawn to the most important developments in the jurisprudence. This text presents an authoritative and comprehensive digest of the Appeals Chamber's jurisprudence, bringing the relevant case extracts together for the first time with clear and informative commentary.

    • A complete and up to date digest of International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber cases drawing on the most relevant principles
    • Focuses on compiling and producing the most authoritative statements of the International Criminal Court's appellate jurisprudence in a coherent manner saving valuable research time
    • Provides the reader with a short commentary written by current and previous Appeals Counsel of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court before every chapter
    • Includes excerpts of the cases which are grouped by topic, drawing attention to the most important developments in the jurisprudence
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Prepared by experienced litigators, this timely digest offers an extremely useful inside view of the first fifteen years at the ICC. It helps to understand the responses already given by the Court to some key challenges and will contribute to identify ways and means to enhance its future work.' Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Former ICC President and Judge at the ICC Appeals Chamber

    'Judicial reasoning in the form of appeal court decisions is an essential source of any developing jurisprudence. This compendium of case law from the superior tribunal in the international criminal jurisdiction is not only a credit to its authors but a testament to the maturity of the ICC. Its content is essential distillations of principle and practice. Its structure is imaginative and theorized around the unique features of justice expanded in the preamble. This compilation fills a void in much more than substantive legal commentary. The value of the book will be measured by its application in the critical development of a genuine international criminal law.' Mark Findlay, Singapore Management University

    'A daunting task for international criminal lawyers is to understand the true significance of the ICC's extensive and developing appellate jurisprudence, and to distinguish deep-rooted trends from passing aberrations. This text shines a brilliant and highly authoritative light on the burgeoning case law, and it will immediately become the indispensable guide for practitioners.' Lord Justice Adrian Fulford, Investigatory Powers Commissioner (UK) and Presiding Judge at the ICC Trial Chamber in the Lubanga Case

    'Comprehensive, richly detailed and impeccably authoritative, this is an essential reference on the interpretation of the Rome Statute. It also testifies to the already huge contribution of the Appeals Chamber to the development of international criminal law.' William Schabas, Middlesex University, London

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107027886
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.31kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Interpretation and Structural Issues
    Part II. Jurisdiction and Admissibility
    Part III. Cooperation and Judicial Assistance
    Part IV. Arrest and Detention
    Part V. Charges and Confirmation Hearing
    Part VI. Disclosure and Redactions
    Part VII. The Protection of Victims and Witnesses
    Part VIII. Fairness, Expeditiousness of the Proceedings, and Rights of the Accused
    Part IX. Offences against the Administration of Justice and Misconduct before the Court
    Part X. Conduct of Trials
    Part XI. Sentencing
    Part XII. Reparations
    Part XIII. Victim Participation in the Proceedings
    Part XIV. Substantive Law
    Part XV. Conduct of Appeals
    Part XVI. Miscellaneous Procedural Issues

  • Authors

    Fabricio Guariglia
    Fabricio Guariglia is Director of the Prosecution Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.

    Ben Batros
    Ben Batros is Legal Consultant and former Appeals Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.

    Reinhold Gallmetzer
    Reinhold Gallmetzer is Appeals Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.

    George Mugwanya
    George Mugwanya is Appeals Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court and Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.

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