International Criminal Law

International Criminal Law

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International Criminal Law provides a clear account of the principles governing international crimes and an outline of international criminal trials. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it expounds the fundamentals of both substantive and procedural international criminal law, providing a theoretical framework to all the rules, principles, concepts, and legal constructs key to the subject. Cassese guides the reader through a vast array of cases and materials from a number of jurisdictions, providing thought-provoking analysis that brings the political and human contexts to the fore. All the international courts and tribunals, as well as mixed courts or such national courts as the Iraqi Special Tribunal, are fully covered, both as regards their structure, functioning and proceedings and as far as their case law is concerned. As one of the leading experts in the field,the late Cassese draws on his academic expertise and practical experience - as the former president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - to provide a uniquely personal perspective that brings the subject to life.
Online Resource Centre A wealth of bibliographical references as well as major legal documents relevant to the subject are made available on the book's accompanying website.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 170.18 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 884.5g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0199203105
  • 9780199203109
  • 244,096

About Antonio Cassese

Antonio Cassese is Professor of International Law at Florence University and member of the Institut de droit International. He was President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He has been awarded the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award for 2007 for outstanding contributions to the field of international law.
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Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION; 1. Fundamentals of international criminal law; 2. General principles of international criminal law; 3. The elements of international crimes; PART II: SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; SECTION I: INTERNATIONAL CRIMES; 4. War crimes; 5. Crimes against humanity; 6. Genocide; 7. Torture as a discrete crime, and aggression; SECTION II: MODES OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY; 9. Perpetration and joint criminal enterprise; 10. Other modes of liability; 11. Criminal liability for omissions; SECTION III: CIRCUMSTANCES EXCLUDING CRIMINAL LIABILITY; 12. Justifications and excuses; 13. Other excuses: superior order, necessity, duress and mistake; 14. Immunities; PART III: PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT BY INTERNATIONAL COURTS; 15. The establishment of international criminal tribunals; 16. International versus national jurisdiction; 17. The adoption of the essential features of the adversarial system; 18. General principles governing international criminal trials; 19. Stages of international proceedings in outline - Pre-trial and trial; 20. Appeals and enforcement; 20. The specificity of international trials
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