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An introduction to the International Criminal Court

An introduction to the International Criminal Court

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Published by Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Lagos .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • International Criminal Court,
  • International criminal courts,
  • Crimes against humanity

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesIntroduction to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
    Statementedited by D.A. Guobadia and P.T. Akper.
    ContributionsGuobadia, D. A., Akper, P. T., Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKZ6311 .I587 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 217 p. ;
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23196494M
    ISBN 109782353892
    ISBN 109789782353894
    LC Control Number2008430468
    OCLC/WorldCa85818626

    There is consensus that an Article 13 b referral can lead to the exercise of jurisdiction by the icc over crimes committed by individuals that are not nationals of a State party to the Statute and in territories that are not of a State party to the Statute. Efforts by expert bodies, such as the International Law Association and the International Association of Penal Law, culminated, inin the adoption of a treaty by the League of Nations that contemplated the establishment of an international criminal court. Known as the 'Leipzig Trials', the perceived failure of this early attempt at international justice haunted efforts in the inter-war years to develop a permanent international tribunal and were grist to the mill of those who opposed war crimes trials for the Nazi leaders. Japanese war criminals were tried under similar provisions to those used at Nuremberg.

    Aggression; Victims in the international criminal process; Japanese war criminals were tried under similar provisions to those used at Nuremberg. Written by a leading commentator, it is an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the legal issues involved in the creation and operation of the Court. Introduction; 2.

    Subject-matter jurisdiction requirements[ edit ] The Court's subject-matter jurisdiction means the crimes for which individuals can be prosecuted. Considering that they are Permanent members of the Security Council with a veto power it was deemed improbable that the SC would refer a situation to the icc. The aims, objectives and justifications of international criminal law; Part II. Immunities; Even though many thought Article 13 b would become a dead letter, 9 the SC, by resolutions andreferred the situations in Darfur, Sudan and Libya to the icc.


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An introduction to the International Criminal Court book

Punishment and sentencing; Part VI. An early draft of the Genocide Convention prepared by the United Nations Secretariat had actually included a model statute for a court, based on the treaty developed within the League of Nations, but the proposal was too ambitious for the time and the conservative drafters stopped short of establishing such an institution.

An initial roster of nearly was quickly whittled down to about forty, and in the end only a dozen were actually tried. The Charter of the International Military Tribunal had been adopted after the crimes had been committed, and for this reason it was attacked as constituting ex post facto criminalisation.

He has written and edited many books on international law, criminal law and their relationship, and has taught international criminal law for more than twenty years on three continents.

He has published extensively in these fields. Japanese war criminals were tried under similar provisions to those used at Nuremberg. These focused on groups of defendants, such as judges, doctors, bureaucrats and military leaders.

Indeed, neither Sudan nor Libya is a State party to the Rome Statute; thus neither has consented to implementing the provision of the Rome Statute in their domestic law nor have they consented to the icc trying their nationals for acts committed within their territories.

Crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are often described as being international crimes punishable by any State regardless of any territorial or nationality link to the perpetrator or the victim. The Tribunal's jurisdiction was confined to three categories of offence: crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Several important trials were held pursuant to Control Council Law No. But the code did not necessarily involve an international jurisdiction. The idea that there is some common denominator of behaviour, even in the most extreme circumstances of brutal armed conflict, confirms beliefs drawn from philosophy and religion about some of the fundamental values of the human spirit.

Most commentators are ready to recognize this as the case for the broad categories of crimes which fall under the general jurisdiction of the Court — aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Introduction

Cryer et al. The fourth edition of Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure navigates between reflecting the state of the art and presenting informed opinions on the latest developments.

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

One should, however, always bear in mind that there are limits to legal reasoning. The first genuinely international trial for the perpetration of atrocities was probably that of Peter von Hagenbach, who was tried in for atrocities committed during the occupation of Breisach.

The Rome Statute establishes a permanent international criminal court with the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals responsible for having committed the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole.

Baron Descamps of Belgium, a member of the Advisory Committee of Jurists appointed by the Council of the League of Nations, urged the establishment of a 'high court of international justice'.The Rome Statute establishes a permanent international criminal court with the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals responsible for having committed the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole.

This is the exercise of adjudicative jurisdiction. Nov 25,  · The International Criminal Court in an Effective Global Justice System Linda E. Carter, Mark Steven Ellis and Charles C. Jalloh International tribunals need to interface effectively with national jurisdictions, which includes coordination with domestic judicial prosecutions as well as an appreciation for other non-judicial types of.

This book deals with the possible investigation and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of crimes allegedly committed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In light of the Rome Statut. International criminal law 3 Other concepts of international criminal law 5 Sources of international criminal law 9 International criminal law and other areas of law 13 A body of criminal law 16 2.

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The Objectives of International Criminal Law 22 Introduction 22 The aims of international criminal justice 23 Nov 30,  · An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure by Robert Cryer, the International Criminal Court, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the highest courts in domestic systems, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about international criminal law.

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