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An introduction to the international criminal court / William A. Schabas

Main Author Schabas, William A., 1950- Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001 Description IX, 406 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-521-01149-3 CDU 341 341.4
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Arguably the most significant international organization to be created since the United Nations, the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The direct descendant of the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, as well as those of the more recent international criminal tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Criminal Court will prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This new book 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. Three of the Court's fundamental documents - the 1998 Rome Statute itself, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Elements of Crimes - are reproduced in the Appendix. Indispensable for students and practitioners.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. ix)
  • List of abbreviations (p. xii)
  • 1 Creation of the Court (p. 1)
  • The Nuremberg and Tokyo trials (p. 5)
  • International Law Commission (p. 8)
  • The ad hoc tribunals (p. 10)
  • Drafting of the ICC Statute (p. 13)
  • 2 Crimes prosecuted by the Court (p. 26)
  • Genocide (p. 36)
  • Crimes against humanity (p. 41)
  • War crimes (p. 51)
  • Other offences (p. 66)
  • 3 Jurisdiction and admissibility (p. 67)
  • Subject matter (ratione materiae) jurisdiction (p. 69)
  • Temporal (ratione temporis) jurisdiction (p. 69)
  • Bases of jurisdiction (p. 72)
  • Territorial (ratione loci) jurisdiction (p. 78)
  • Personal (ratione personae) jurisdiction (p. 80)
  • Security Council veto of prosecution (p. 82)
  • Admissibility (p. 85)
  • 4 General principles of criminal law (p. 90)
  • Sources of law (p. 90)
  • Interpreting the Rome Statute (p. 93)
  • Presumption of innocence (p. 95)
  • Rights of the accused (p. 97)
  • Individual criminal responsibility (p. 101)
  • Responsibility of commanders and other superiors (p. 105)
  • Mens rea or mental element (p. 108)
  • Defences (p. 110)
  • Statutory limitation (p. 115)
  • 5 Investigation and pre-trial procedure (p. 117)
  • Initiation of prosecution (p. 119)
  • Rulings on jurisdiction and admissibility (p. 124)
  • Investigation (p. 126)
  • Arrest and surrender (p. 132)
  • Appearance before the Court and interim release (p. 136)
  • Confirmation hearing (p. 138)
  • 6 Trial and appeal (p. 143)
  • Evidence (p. 150)
  • Sentencing procedure (p. 157)
  • Appeal and revision (p. 158)
  • 7 Punishment and the rights of victims (p. 162)
  • Available penalties (p. 166)
  • Enforcement (p. 169)
  • Victims of crimes and their concerns (p. 171)
  • 8 Structure and administration of the Court (p. 176)
  • The judges of the Court (p. 177)
  • Office of the Prosecutor (p. 181)
  • The Registry (p. 182)
  • Ethical matters (p. 183)
  • Defence bar (p. 183)
  • Languages (p. 184)
  • Assembly of States Parties (p. 185)
  • Funding (p. 185)
  • Settlement of disputes (p. 187)
  • Reservations (p. 187)
  • Amendment (p. 189)
  • Signature, ratification, approval and accession (p. 191)
  • Authentic texts (p. 192)
  • Appendices (p. 193)
  • Appendix 1 Rome Statute (p. 195)
  • Appendix 2 Elements of Crimes (p. 279)
  • Appendix 3 Rules of Procedure and Evidence (p. 322)
  • Appendix 4 States parties and signatories (p. 416)
  • Appendix 5 Declarations and reservations (p. 421)
  • Appendix 6 Judges of the Court (p. 429)
  • Bibliography (p. 430)
  • Index (p. 458)

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