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The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law (Cambridge Companions to Law)

The Cambridge Companion to International Criminal Law (Cambridge Companions to Law)

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Cambridge University Press, 1/7/2016
EAN 9781107052338, ISBN10: 1107052335

Hardcover, 422 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

This comprehensive introduction to international criminal law addresses the big issues in the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective. Expert contributors include international lawyers, judges, prosecutors, criminologists and historians, as well as the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials. Serving as a foundation for deeper study, each chapter explores key academic debates and provides guidelines for further reading. The book is organised around several themes, including institutions, crimes and trials. Purposes and principles place the discipline within a broader context, covering the relationship with human rights law, transitional justice, punishment and the imperatives of peace. Several tribunals are explored in depth, as are many emblematic trials. The book concludes with perspectives on the future.

Introduction William A. Schabas
Part I. Purposes and Principles
1. Human rights and international criminal law Andrew Clapham
2. Truth and justice in atrocity trials Lawrence Douglas
3. Transitional justice Stephan Parmentier
4. Punishment and sentencing Mark Drumbl
5. Peace Alfred de Zayas
Part II. Institutions
6. Ad hoc international criminal tribunals (Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone) Göran Sluiter
7. The International Criminal Court Leila Sadat
8. National jurisdictions Fannie Lafontaine
9. The United Nations Security Council and international criminal justice David Scheffer
Part III. Crimes
10. Atrocity crimes William A. Schabas
11. Treaty crimes Roger S. Clark
12. Criminalising the illegal use of force Benjamin B. Ferencz and Donald M. Ferencz
13. Children Diane Marie Amann
Part IV. Trials
14. Adolf Eichmann Kai Ambos
15. Slobodan Milošević Michael Scharf
16. Charles Taylor Chernor Jalloh
Part V. The Future
17. The International Criminal Court of the future Hans-Peter Kaul
18. Challenges to international criminal justice and international criminal law M. Cherif Bassiouni.