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International Criminal Law Practitioner Library : Volume 2, Elements of Crimes Under International Law - Gideon Boas

International Criminal Law Practitioner Library

Volume 2, Elements of Crimes Under International Law


Published: 22nd January 2009
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Volume II of the International Criminal Law Practitioner Library series focuses on the core categories of international crimes: crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes.

The authors present a comprehensive and critical review of the law on the elements of these crimes and their underlying offences, and examine how they interact with the forms of responsibility discussed in Volume I.

They also consider the effect of the focus in early ICTY and ICTR proceedings on relatively low-level accused for the development of legal definitions that are sometimes ill-suited for leadership cases, where the accused had little or no physical involvement in the crimes.

The book's main focus is the jurisprudence of the ad hoc Tribunals, but the approaches of the ICC and the various hybrid tribunals are also given significant attention. The relevant jurisprudence up to 1 December 2007 has been surveyed, making this a highly useful and timely work.

  • Comprehensive review of jurisprudence, including key recent judgements and decisions, providing a one-stop reference tool on elements of crimes under international criminal law
  • Clarifies what can be a poorly defined and complicated area of law
  • Annex sets forth each element of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the ad hoc Tribunals, and sample combinations of crimes with each form of responsibility are provided, the first time this has been done.
About the Authors

Gideon Boas, a former Senior Legal Officer at the ICTY, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Monash University Law Faculty and an international law consultant.

James L. Bischoff is an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the United States Department of State. He participated in this series in his personal capacity, and the views expressed are his and his co-authors' own. They do not necessarily reflect the views or official positions of the United States Department of State or the United States Government.

Natalie L. Reid, a former Associate Legal Officer at the ICTY, is an Associate with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York.

"The International Criminal Law Practitioner Library will find its way onto the bookshelves of many practitioners and will undoubtedly serve as the first stop for quick and reliable answers to the numerous issues that arise at trial... It will remain an extremely valuable resource for those who practice criminal law at the international level." - Daryl A. Mundis, Journal of International Criminal Justice

An overview of crimes under international law
Crimes against humanity
War crimes
Cumulative convictions and sentencing
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ISBN: 9780521878302
ISBN-10: 0521878306
Series: International Criminal Law Practitioner
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 22nd January 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.09