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An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

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  • Date Published: September 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511287183

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  • International criminal law has developed considerably in the last decade and a half, resulting in a complex and re-invigorated discipline. This has impacted directly on the popularity of the study of the subject, particularly on postgraduate law degrees. This textbook serves these courses by providing an introduction to the principles of international criminal law and processes. Written by four international lawyers with experience of teaching international criminal law, it is accessible yet sophisticated in its approach. It covers substantive international criminal law, the institutions designed to enforce it and their procedures, and the international law applicable to domestic prosecutions of international crimes. It will be essential reading for students and teachers of international criminal law. In addition, practitioners and researchers in the field (and in related fields such as criminal law), students of international law and international relations will find this introduction invaluable.

    • Comprehensive coverage of international criminal law, substantive, institutional and procedural
    • Written by a team of experts with extensive practical and academic experience
    • Accessible to the novice while setting out sophisticated and stimulating arguments to engage the student. Also includes a text-supported dedicated companion website.
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    '… splendid new textbook …The clarity of exposition means it can equally be used for undergraduates as a work of reference for courses in public international law and human rights. The compendious well-organised free online support website contains links to useful resources, including sample course outlines, exercises and tutorials. … A reliable guide and resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Logical, clear and well supported. Highly recommended.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

    '… this readable book succeeds admirably in its aim to be 'a manageable and useful introduction to the field'.' Journal of International and Comparative Law Quarterly

    'Cryer et al have produced comprehensive and scholarly text on international criminal law and procedure. Students in the field will find it to be an accessible yet rigorous exploration of all the key issues.' Jonathan Doak, Durham Law School

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    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511287183
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is international criminal law?
    2. The objectives of international criminal law
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. National prosecutions of international crimes
    5. State Cooperation with respect to national proceedings
    6. The history of international criminal prosecutions: Nuremberg and Tokyo
    7. The ad hoc international criminal tribunals
    8. The International Criminal Court
    9. Other courts with international elements
    10. Genocide
    11. Crimes against humanity
    12. War crimes
    13. Aggression
    14. Transnational crimes, terrorism and torture
    15. General principles of liability
    16. Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility
    17. Procedures of international criminal investigations and prosecutions
    18. Sentencing, penalties and reparations to victims
    19. State cooperation with international courts and tribunals
    20. Immunities
    21. Conclusions: the future of international criminal law.

  • Authors

    Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham
    Robert Cryer is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Nottingham.

    Håkan Friman, University College London
    Hakan Friman is a Visiting Professor at University College London.

    Darryl Robinson, University of Toronto
    Darryl Robinson currently holds a position at the Prosecutor's Office at the International Criminal Court.

    Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Chatham House
    Elizabeth Wilmshurst is a Senior Fellow at Chatham House and a Visiting Professor at University College London.

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