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An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108741613

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  • Written by a team of international lawyers with extensive academic and practical experience of international criminal law, the fourth edition of this leading textbook offers readers comprehensive coverage and a high level of academic rigour while maintaining its signature accessible and engaging style. Introducing the readers to the fundamental concepts of international criminal law, as well as the domestic and international institutions that enforce that law, this book engages with critical questions, political and moral challenges, and alternatives to international justice. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners in the field, and cited by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the highest courts in domestic systems, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about international criminal law.

    • Guides readers through international criminal law concepts and their relationship with domestic analogues
    • The presentations in the book are condensed and can be supplemented with primary sources
    • An optimal reference source and didactic material in one, marked by both sophistication and accessibility
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    'It is definitely a challenge to write a textbook on a quickly developing area such as international criminal law. Cryer et al. have succeeded in accomplishing this daunting task. The fourth edition of Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure navigates between reflecting the state of the art and presenting informed opinions on the latest developments. A must-read for anyone interested in the topic.' Harmen van der Wilt, Universiteit van Amsterdam

    'This classic textbook continues to get better with each edition. It strikes the perfect balance between readability and sophistication, making it an invaluable resource for student and scholar alike.' Kevin Jon Heller, Universiteit van Amsterdam

    'This is no doubt the most complete handbook on international criminal law … an indispensable and reliable source of knowledge. The authors are to be commended for packing so much into one book and for updating it in such an accessible and conscientious way.' Elies van Sliedregt, University of Leeds

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108741613
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.29kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction
    2. The aims, objectives and justifications of international criminal law
    Part II. Prosecutions in National Courts:
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. National prosecutions of international crimes
    5. State cooperation with respect to national proceedings
    Part III. International Prosecution:
    6. The history of international criminal prosecutions: Nuremberg and Tokyo
    7. The ad hoc international criminal tribunals
    8. The International Criminal Court
    9. Hybrid and special courts
    Part IV. Substantive Law of International Crimes:
    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
    Part V. International Criminal Procedure and Sentencing:
    17. International criminal procedure
    18. Victims in the international criminal process
    19. Punishment and sentencing
    Part VI. Relationship between National and International Systems:
    20. State cooperation with the international courts and tribunals
    21. Immunities
    22. Alternatives and complements to criminal prosecution
    23. The future of international criminal law

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    Robert Cryer, Darryl Robinson, Sergey Vasiliev

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  • Authors

    Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham
    Robert Cryer is Professor of international and Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham. He has written and edited many books on international law, criminal law and their relationship, and has taught international criminal law for more than twenty years on three continents.

    Darryl Robinson, Queen's University, Ontario
    Darryl Robinson is Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law in Queen's University, Ontario. His research focuses on moral underpinnings of criminal law principles and on refining legal rules for the fair and effective prosecution of war crimes.

    Sergey Vasiliev, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Sergey Vasiliev is Assistant Professor of International Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law of Universiteit van Amsterdam. He has previously taught public international law and international criminal law and procedure at Universiteit Leiden, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Universiteit van Amsterdam. He has published extensively in these fields.

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