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International Criminal Law Practitioner Library

Volume 1. Forms of Responsibility in International Criminal Law


Part of The International Criminal Law Practitioner

  • Authors:
  • Gideon Boas, Monash University, Victoria, Former Senior Legal Officer for the ICTY
  • James L. Bischoff, Associate Legal Officer, ICTY, The Hague
  • Natalie L. Reid, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, Former Associate Legal Officer, ICTY
  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107693050

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  • Volume I of the International Criminal Law Practitioner Library series focuses on the law of individual criminal responsibility applied in international criminal law, providing a thorough review of the forms of criminal responsibility. The authors present a critical analysis of the elements of individual criminal responsibility as set out in the statutory instruments of the international and hybrid criminal courts and tribunals and their jurisprudence. All elements are discussed, demystifying and untangling some of the confusion in the jurisprudence and literature on the forms of responsibility. The jurisprudence of the ICTY and the ICTR is the main focus of the book. Every trial and appeal judgement, as well as relevant interlocutory jurisprudence, up to 1 December 2006, has been surveyed, as has the relevant jurisprudence of other tribunals and the provisions in the legal instruments of the ICC, making this a highly relevant work.

    • Comprehensive review of all jurisprudence on the forms of responsibility in international criminal law, providing a one-stop reference tool
    • The only comprehensive analysis around, explaining and critiquing this complex area of law
    • Full annex at the end of the book sets forth each element of each form of responsibility, the first time this has been done
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book could not be more timely or important. International criminal law is one of the fastest growing areas of international law, with enormously important implications for practitioners and politicians alike. Here at last is a book that can serve both as a scholarly reference and a practitioners' manual, simplifying the complexities of multiple decisions from multiple tribunals and systematizing the law governing both individual criminal responsibility and the elements of international crimes.' Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

    'There is a lot of commendable critical engagement with the case law and literature and the praise by John Dugard in his foreword is certainly deserved. … one of the more refreshing publications in the field that deserves a wide readership. I look forward to seeing the second volume.' International Criminal Law Review

    'With the work of international criminal tribunals like the ones on Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia becoming more and more visible, the relatively new branch of law called 'international criminal law' - heralded by Nuremberg - has begun to come into its own. … To spread knowledge and awareness of the new regime, Cambridge University Press has launched a practitioner library series on the subject and this is one of two volumes planned within that project. It covers forms of responsibility in international criminal law and deals with such matters as: joint criminal enterprise; indirect co-perpetration; superior responsibility; complicity; substantial effect; planning, instigating and ordering; and sentencing. … those interested in the subject will find it an invaluable source of information.' Commonwealth Lawyer's Association and Contributors

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107693050
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Joint criminal enterprise
    3. Superior responsibility
    4. Complicity and aiding and abetting
    5. Planning, instigating and ordering
    6. Concurrent convictions and sentencing
    7. Conclusion
    8. Annexes.

  • Authors

    Gideon Boas, Monash University, Victoria, Former Senior Legal Officer for the ICTY
    Gideon Boas is a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, University of Melbourne Law Faculty, a Sessional Lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Law, and a Senior Consultant, Education and Training, with Potter Farrelly and Associates.

    James L. Bischoff, Associate Legal Officer, ICTY, The Hague
    James L. Bischoff is an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the United States Department of State. He participated in this series in his personal capacity, and the views expressed are his and his co-authors' own. They do not necessarily reflect the views or official positions of the United States Department of State or the United States Government.

    Natalie L. Reid, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, Former Associate Legal Officer, ICTY
    Natalie L. Reid is an Associate with Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, New York.

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