- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Format: Online resource
- Publication date: 5 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge
- ISBN 10: 0511760809
- ISBN 13: 9780511760808
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
This market-leading textbook gives an authoritative account of international criminal law, and focuses on what the student needs to know - the crimes that are dealt with by international courts and tribunals as well as the procedures that police the investigation and prosecution of those crimes. The reader is guided through controversies with an accessible, yet sophisticated approach by the author team of four international lawyers, with experience both of teaching the subject, and as negotiators at the foundation of the International Criminal Court and the Rome conference. It is an invaluable introduction for all students of international criminal law and international relations, and now covers developments in the ICC, victims' rights, and alternatives to international criminal justice, as well as including extended coverage of terrorism. Short, well chosen excerpts allow students to familiarise themselves with primary material from a wide range of sources. An extensive package of online resources is also available.
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Robert Cryer is Professor of International and Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham. Hakan Friman is Visiting Professor at University College London. Darryl Robinson is a Professor at Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Canada. Elizabeth Wilmshurst is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Visiting Professor at University College London.
Table of contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction: what is international criminal law?; 2. The objectives 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 Prosecutions: 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; Part IV. Principles and Procedures of International Prosecutions: 15. General principles of liability; 16. Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility; 17. Procedures of international criminal investigations and prosecutions; 18. Victims in the international criminal process; 19. Sentencing and penalties; Part V. 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.