Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law

Author(s): William A. Schabas

Law | Social Sciences

International criminal law has developed extraordinarily quickly over the last decade, with the creation of ad hoc tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. This book provides a timely and comprehensive survey of emerging and existing areas of international criminal law. The Handbook features new, specially commissioned papers by a range of international and leading experts in the field. It contains reflections on the theoretical aspects and contemporary debates in international criminal law. The book is split into four parts for ease of reference: The Historical and Institutional Framework -- Sets international criminal law firmly in context with individual chapters on the important developments and key institutions which have been established. The Crimes -- Identifies and analyses international crimes, including a chapter on aggression. The Practice of International Tribunals -- Focuses on topics relating to the practice and procedure of international criminal law. Key Issues in International Criminal Law -- Goes on to explore issues of importance such as universal jurisdiction, amnesties and international criminal law and human rights. Providing easy access to up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all key aspects of international criminal law, this book is an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.


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William A. Schabas is director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also holds the chair in human rights law. Nadia Bernaz is Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University, UK.

1. Introduction, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz Part 1: Historical and Institutional Framework 2. Trial at Nuremberg, Guenael Mettraux 3. The TokyoTrial, Neil Boister 4. The Trials of Eichann, Barbie and Finta, Joe Powderly 5. The Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals: Launching a New Era of Accountability, Michael P. Scharf and Margaux Day 6. The International Criminal Court, David Scheffer 7. Hybrid Tribunals, Fidelma Donlon Part 2: The Crimes 8. Genocide, Paola Gaeta 9. Crimes Against Humanity, Margaret M. deGuzman 10. War Crimes, Anthony Cullen 11. Aggression, Nicolaos Strapatsas 12. Terrorism as an International Crime, Fiona De Londras 13. Drug Crimes and Money Laundering, Robert Cryer Part 3: The Practice of International Tribunals 14. Understanding the Complexities of International Criminal Tribunal Jurisdiction, Leila Sadat 15. Admissibility in International Criminal Law, Mohamed M. El Zeidy 16. Defences to International Crimes, Shane Darcy 17. Participation in Crimes in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR, Mohamed Elewa Badar 18. International Criminal Procedures: Trial and Appeal Procedures, Hakan Friman 19. Sentencing and Penalties, Nadia Bernaz 20. State Cooperation and Transfers, Judge Kimberley Prost 21. Evidence, Nancy Combs Part 4: Key Issues in International Criminal Law 22. The Rise and Fall of Universal Jurisdiction, Luc Reydams 23. Immunities, Remy Prouveze 24. Truth Commission, Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm 25. State Responsibility and International Crimes, Eric Wyler and Leon Castellanos-Jankiewicz 26. International Criminal Law and Victims' Rights, Carla Ferstman 27. Amnesties, Louise Mallinder 28. International Criminal Law and Human Rights, Thomas Margueritte 29. Conclusion, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz

General Fields

  • : 9780415552035
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : November 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William A. Schabas
  • : Hardback
  • : 480