An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

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The International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The ICC prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. Schabas reviews the history of international criminal prosecution, the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation, including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime. This revised edition considers the court's start-up preparations, including election of judges and prosecutor. It also addresses the difficulties created by US opposition, and analyses the various measures taken by Washington to obstruct the Court. Three of the Court's fundamental documents - the 1998 Rome Statute, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Elements of Crimes - are reproduced in the Appendix. Indispensable for students and more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1139165313
  • 9781139165310

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"This volume is the most comprehensive study of the rapidly evolving International Criminal Court (ICC) providing a probing analysis of such topics as jurisdiction, operations and the procedural regime of the court. This book begins with a superb historical sketch on the path of international criminal law: its fundamental concepts, history, and significance." Bimonthly Review of Law Booksshow more

Table of contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Creation of the Court; 2. Crimes prosecuted by the Court; 3. Jurisdiction and admissibility; 4. General principles of criminal law; 5. Investigation and pre-trial procedure; 6. Trial and appeal; 7. Punishment and the rights of victims; 8. Structure and administration of the Court; Appendix I. Rome Statute; Appendix II. Elements of crimes; Appendix III. Rules of procedure and evidence; Appendix IV. States parties and signatories; Appendix V. Declarations and reservations; Appendix VI. Judges of the Court; Bibliography, more

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