The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court : A Commentary

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) officially came into existence in July 2002 following the 60th ratification of the Rome Statute, heralding a new era for the effective prosecution and punishment of serious violations of international humanitarian law - genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

This Commentary takes a thematic look at the whole of international criminal law, appraising the contributions of international tribunals such as the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals and the ad hoc Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, as well as those of national courts. It re-examines the case law developed by these courts and tribunals, establishes to what extent the Rome Statute codifies this body of law or instead departs from it, and makes a critical assessment of the Statute as a
viable working tool for international criminal justice. A third volume contains the texts of the Statute, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Elements of Crimes.

Written by an outstanding international team of experts under the general editorship of Antonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta, and John R.W.D. Jones, this timely companion to the burgeoning field of international criminal law will be of interest to international legal scholars, practitioners and judges, and to all those who are interested in the administration of international justice and the workings of international institutions.
Antonio Cassese is the Editor of the Journal of International Criminal Justice. To read sample articles from the journal visit: www.jicj.oupjournals.org
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2380 pages
  • 180.3 x 251.5 x 134.6mm | 4,490.62g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198298625
  • 9780198298625

Table of contents

1. FROM NUREMBURG TO ROME: FROM AD HOC INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT; 4. THE COURT; 11. JURISDICTION RATIONE MATERIAE (SUBJECT-MATTER JURISDICTION); 19. NULLUM CRIMEN, NULLA POENA SINE LEGE IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW; 25. APPLICABLE LAW; 28. THE RULES OF PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE - AN OVERVIEW; 39. GENERAL PROBLEMS; 43. PRELIMINARY REMARKS; 46. SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES; 49. THE ROME STATUTE: A TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT; THE TEXT OF THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
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... impressive ... essential for the shelves of any forward-thinking criminal practitioner. * John Cooper, The Times * ... seminal ... will without doubt become standard reading for practitioners and regular holdings at law libraries around the world. * German Yearbook of International Law * The Rome Statute is not, and is not intended to be, the final word on individual liability at an international level. In drawing together the existing strands of jurisprudence in this area, this book provides an invaluable resource which should assist in a rational development of the law in the future. * Law Quarterly Review * The thoroughness with which this project has been undertaken and the eminence of the contributors should ensure that this book will become a bible to a broad spectrum of academics and practitioners with an interest in this field. * Law Quarterly Review * Throughout, the standard of writing and research is extremely high; the widest possible array of sources is cited and very few, if any, legal stones are left unturned. * Legal Studies * ... the scholarly and practical importance of a work such as this - particularly for the eventual practitioners of the ICC - cannot be underestimated. It will surely withstand the tests of time and use as an indispensable standard reference work on the interpretation of the Statute. * Legal Studies * The book is impressive in every respect ... the list of contributors reads like a 'Who's Who' of International Criminal Law. * European Journal of International Law * ... a tremendous achievement. * European Journal of International Law * ... a quite remarkable collection of essays ... The calibre of the authors is impressive. * Australian Year Book of International Law *
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About John R. W. D. Jones

Judge Antonio Cassese is Professor of International Law at Florence University, Former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and former Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II, member of the Institut de droit international.

Paola Gaeta is Associate Professor of International Law, Florence University

John R.W.D. Jones is a Barrister at Charter Chambers, London
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