International Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction

International Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction

By: Alexander Zahar (author), Goran Sluiter (author)Paperback

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International Criminal Law is an essential guide to the relatively recent, but rapidly growing field of international criminal justice. Written by leading practitioner-academics directly involved with the International Criminal Tribunals, this book provides students with an invaluable insight into the key features of international criminal law and practice. Zahar and Sluiter offer an analysis of the tribunals' place in the international legal order and the most important aspects of their substantive law and procedure from an entirely new and critical perspective. Legal doctrines are discussed throughout in relation to their application in real-life situations, encouraging students to engage critically with the subject and relate theory to practice. An ideal companion for students of international criminal law and justice who are seeking an insider's perspective on the subject, this book also offers practitioners, academics and policy-makers a clear and challenging account of the new legal landscape.

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Goran Sluiter is Professor of Law at the University of Amsterdam and a judge at the Utrecht District Court. He is a member of the editorial committees of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and International Criminal Law Review.


PART ONE. INTRODUCTION TO THE TRIBUNALS AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW ; 1. International Criminal Tribunals: new faces in the international legal order ; 2. Participants in international criminal proceedings ; 3. "Custom" and other sources of substantive international criminal law ; PART II. CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE SUBSTANTIVE LAW ; 4. War-crimes law in the new century ; 5. Genocide law: An education in sentimentalism ; 6. Rise to prominence of crimes against humanity and codification of 'ethnic cleansing' ; 7. Facets of personal liability for participation in crimes ; PART III. PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE, AND DEFENCES ; 8. Due process and human rights ; 9. Litigation landmarks in the preparation and conduct of trials ; 10. Evidence in international criminal proceedings ; 11. Defence practice at the international tribunals ; PART IV: TRIBUNAL-STATE INTERACTIONS: COORDINATION AND IMPACT ; 12. Relations with national jurisdictions ; 13. International criminal law and the domestic legal order: the national application of international criminal law ; Appendices ; Bibliography

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  • publication date: 13/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780406959041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9780406959041
  • weight: 995
  • ISBN10: 0406959048

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