International Criminal Law Cases and Commentary

Author: Antonio Cassese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199576784
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary presents a comprehensive, pragmatic explanation of the development of substantive international criminal law through key illustrative cases from domestic and international jurisdictions. Presents concise and stimulating commentaries by the leading academics in the field.

International Law

Author: Mark W. Janis
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 1454813687
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

International Law is a concise paperback that is an ideal student companion guide to any law school casebook on international law. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized around three key concepts, this text orients students in the basics of international law while providing broad coverage of contemporary public policy issues shaping international relations. The Sixth Edition emphasizes the changes between the Bush and Obama administrations' approaches to international relations and the effects they are having on international law. New Supreme Court cases, including Medellin v. Texas, are given thorough treatment, as are updates in the evolving fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. In addition, new material covering the increasing workloads of many international courts is presented. Hallmark features: Clear and highly readable writing style makes this companion text a student favorite. Logically organized around three broad questions: What are the international legal rules? What is the international legal process? What role does international law play in international relations ? Broad coverage of public international issues, with some discussion of commercial topics. Comprehensive and flexible approach makes this an ideal companion to any international law casebook. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses on International Law and International Relations. Comprehensive Appendix doubles as valuable reference source. Moderate use of footnotes keeps focus on broad concepts. The revised Sixth Edition includes new and updated material on: The changes between the Obama and Bush administrations' approach to international law and international relations. New Supreme Court cases, with discussions and analyses, on international and foreign law, including Medellin v. Texas . The evolving fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. The increasing workload of the many international courts, including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court.

The International Criminal Court

Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191060304
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Genre: Law

Established as one of the main sources for the study of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, this volume provides an article-by-article analysis of the Statute; the detailed analysis draws upon relevant case law from the Court itself, as well as from other international and national criminal tribunals, academic commentary, and related instruments such as the Elements of Crimes, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Relationship Agreement with the United Nations. Each of the 128 articles is accompanied by an overview of the drafting history as well as a bibliography of academic literature relevant to the provision. Written by a single author, the Commentary avoids duplication and inconsistency, providing a comprehensive presentation to assist those who must understand, interpret, and apply the complex provisions of the Rome Statute.This volume has been well-received in the academic community and has become a trusted reference for those who work at the Court, even judges. The fully updated second edition of The International Criminal Court incorporates new developments in the law, including discussions of recent judicial activity and the amendments to the Rome Statute adopted at the Kampala conference.

International Law

Author: Antonio Cassese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199259397
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

Previous edition, 1st, published in 2001.

International Human Rights Law

Author: Olivier De Schutter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107063754
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Law

Fully updated edition offers coverage of new topics and a more student-friendly design, while retaining the original style and features.

Defense in International Criminal Proceedings

Author: Michael Bohlander
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9781571053312
Release Date: 2006-03-21
Genre: Law

This collection of cases and materials attempts for the first time to provide a compendium of the most important legal texts, relevant documents and cases, as well as explanatory commentary on the law of defence in international criminal proceedings by scholars and practitioners who have a wealth of relevant experience in the field. The book provides students in law school courses on international human rights law and ICL with the essential materials to understand the vital importance of an adequate defence in international criminal proceedings. Further, the text gives legal practitioners who may consider extending their field of practice to the international level a look at the diversity of the tasks they will encounter and prepare them for the legal culture shock inevitable at the international tribunals and courts.

Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Author: Knut Dörmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139436546
Release Date: 2003-03-27
Genre: Law

The Elements of War Crimes will assist the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the interpretation and application of the articles of the ICC Statute defining the crimes under its jurisdiction. These will not only be necessary for the future work of the ICC in interpreting the crimes provisions, but also for national courts, which have primary responsibility in the prosecution of international crimes under the Rome Statute. This commentary provides a critical insight into the travaux préparatoires of the Preparatory Commission leading to the adoption of the elements of war crimes. It contains an analysis of existing case law related to each war crime in the Statute. It will provide States, judges, prosecutors and international and national lawyers with key background information to implement international humanitarian law in future cases dealing with war crimes under the ICC. A unique, indispensable tool for prosecuting and defense lawyers working in international criminal law.

International Criminal Procedure

Author: Göran Sluiter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199658022
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: History

This major reference work identifies and crystallizes the common rules and principles underlying international criminal procedure, as developed by international courts and tribunals since the Second World War. It covers the whole of the international criminal process, from initial investigations to the role of victims and the final appeal.

Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Author: Elies van Sliedregt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191008290
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Law

Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.

The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Author:
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191553448
Release Date: 2009-01-22
Genre: Law

The move to end impunity for human rights atrocities has seen the creation of international and hybrid tribunals and increased prosecutions in domestic courts. The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice is the first major reference work to provide a complete overview of this emerging field. Its nearly 1100 pages are divided into three sections. In the first part, 21 essays by leading thinkers offer a comprehensive survey of issues and debates surrounding international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and their enforcement. The second part is arranged alphabetically, containing 320 entries on doctrines, procedures, institutions and personalities. The final part contains over 400 case summaries on different trials from international and domestic courts dealing with war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, and terrorism. With analysis and commentary on every aspect of international criminal justice, this Companion is designed to be the first port of call for scholars and practitioners interested in current developments in international justice.

The Concept of Mens Rea in International Criminal Law

Author: Mohamed Elewa Badar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781782250654
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Genre: Law

The purpose of this book is to find a unified approach to the doctrine of mens rea in the sphere of international criminal law, based on an in-depth comparative analysis of different legal systems and the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals since Nuremberg. Part I examines the concept of mens rea in common and continental legal systems, as well as its counterpart in Islamic Shari'a law. Part II looks at the jurisprudence of the post-Second World War trials, the work of the International Law Commission and the concept of genocidal intent in light of the travaux préparatoires of the 1948 Genocide Convention. Further chapters are devoted to a discussion of the boundaries of mens rea in the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. The final chapter examines the definition of the mental element as provided for in Article 30 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court in light of the recent decisions delivered by the International Criminal Court. The study also examines the general principles that underlie the various approaches to the mental elements of crimes as well as the subjective element required in perpetration and participation in crimes and the interrelation between mistake of law and mistake of fact with the subjective element. With a Foreword by Professor William Schabas and an Epilogue by Professor Roger Clark From the Foreword by William Schabas Mohamed Elewa Badar has taken this complex landscape of mens rea at the international level and prepared a thorough, well-structured monograph. This book is destined to become an indispensable tool for lawyers and judges at the international tribunals. From the Epilogue by Professor Roger Clark This is the most comprehensive effort I have encountered pulling together across legal systems the 'general part' themes, especially about the 'mental element', found in confusing array in the common law, the civil law and Islamic law. In this endeavour, Dr Badar's researches have much to offer us.

An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

Author: William A. Schabas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139496605
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre: Law

The International Criminal Court has ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. Protecting against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Court acts when national justice systems are unwilling or unable to do so. Written by the leading expert in the field, the fourth edition of this seminal text considers the Court in action: its initial rulings, cases it has prosecuted and cases where it has decided not to proceed, such as Iraq. It also examines the results of the Review Conference, by which the crime of aggression was added to the jurisdiction of the Court and addresses the political context, such as the warming of the United States to the Court and the increasing recognition of the inevitability of the institution.