An introduction to international criminal law and procedure Robert Cryer, Håkan Friman, Darryl Robinson, Elizabeth Wilmshurst.
Contributor(s): Cryer, Robert [author.].Publisher: UK Cambridge 2014Edition: Third edition.Description: lxxxvii, 616 pages ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781107065901 (hardback); 1107065909 (hardback); 9781107698833 (paperback); 1107698839 (paperback).Subject(s): International crimes | Criminal procedure (International law) | International criminal courts | LAW / InternationalDDC classification: 345 Other classification: LAW051000
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : what is international criminal law? -- The aims, objectives and justification of international criminal law -- Jurisdiction -- National prosecutions of international crimes -- State cooperation with respect to national proceedings -- The history of international criminal prosecutions : Nuremberg and Tokyo -- The ad hoc international criminal tribunals -- The International Criminal Court -- Other courts with international elements -- Genocide -- Crimes against humanity -- War crimes -- Aggression -- Transnational crimes, terrorism and torture -- General principles of liability -- Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility -- Procedures of international criminal investigations and prosecutions -- Victims in the international criminal process -- Sentencing and penalties -- State cooperation with the International Courts and Tribunals -- Immunities -- Alternatives and complements to criminal prosecution -- The future of international criminal law.
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction: what is international criminal law?; 2. The aims, objectives and justification of international criminal law; Part II. Prosecutions in National Courts: 3. Jurisdiction; 4. National prosecutions of international crimes; 5. State cooperation with respect to national proceedings; Part III. International Prosecutions: 6. The history of international criminal prosecutions: Nuremberg and Tokyo; 7. The ad hoc international criminal tribunals; 8. The International Criminal Court; 9. Other courts with international elements; Part IV. Substantive Law of International Crimes: 10. Genocide; 11. Crimes against humanity; 12. War crimes; 13. Aggression; 14. Transitional crimes, terrorism and torture; 15. General principles of liability; 16. Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility; 17. Procedures of international criminal investigations and prosecutions; 18. Victims in the international criminal process; 19. Sentencing and penalties; Part VI. Relationship between National and International Systems: 20. State cooperation with the International Courts and Tribunals; 21. Immunities; 22. Alternative and complements to criminal prosecution; 23. The future of international criminal law.
"By offering both a comprehensive update and new material reflecting the continuing development of the subject, this continues to be the leading textbook on international criminal law. Its experienced author team draws on its combined expertise as teachers, scholars and practitioners to offer an authoritative survey of the field. The third edition contains new material on the theory of international criminal law, the practice of international criminal tribunals, the developing case law on principles of liability and procedures and new practice on immunities. It offers valuable supporting online materials such as case studies, worked examples and study guides. Retaining its comprehensive coverage, clarity and critical analysis, it remains essential reading for all in the field"--
"The international criminal courts and tribunals which deal with perpetrators of atrocities are an established part of the effort to bring an end to impunity for international crimes. This leading textbook gives an authoritative account of international criminal law, and focuses on what the student needs to know - the crimes that are dealt with by international courts and tribunals as well as the procedures that govern the investigation and prosecution of those crimes. The reader is guided through controversies with an accessible, yet sophisticated, approach. The four authors have rich experience as lawyers in this field, as teachers of the subject, and as negotiators at the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The book covers new developments in the case law and the practice and is essential reading for students and teachers of international criminal law and international relations. It is supplemented by a package of online resources (www.cambridge.org/law/cryer), which offers convenient access to primary sources, excerpts for supplementary reading, problems and questions for reflection and discussion, and materials for exercises and simulations. Robert Cryer is Professor of International and Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham. Hn Friman is is an Associate Judge of Appeals in Sweden and Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Law at the Swedish Ministry of Justice. He is Visiting Professor at University College London. Darryl Robinson is a professor at Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Canada. Elizabeth Wilmshurst is a senior fellow in international law at Chatham House and Visiting Professor at University College London"--