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An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure - Robert Cryer

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure


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This market-leading textbook gives an authoritative account of international criminal law, and focuses on what the student needs to know - the crimes that are dealt with by international courts and tribunals as well as the procedures that police the investigation and prosecution of those crimes. The reader is guided through controversies with an accessible, yet sophisticated, approach by the author team of four international lawyers with experience of teaching the subject, and as negotiators at the foundation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Rome Conference. It is an invaluable introduction for all students of international criminal law and international relations, and now covers developments in the ICC and victims' rights alternatives to international criminal justice. The book is supplemented by an extensive package of online resources, which offers convenient access to primary sources, well-chosen excerpts for supplementary reading, problems and questions for reflection and discussion, and materials for exercises and simulations.

About the Author

Robert Cryer is Professor of International and Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham. Hakan Friman is Visiting Professor at University College London. Darryl Robinson is a Professor at Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Canada. Elizabeth Wilmshurst is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Visiting Professor at University College London.

Introduction: what is international criminal law?
The objectives of international criminal law
Prosecutions in National Courts
National prosecutions of international crimes
State cooperation with respect to national proceedings
International Prosecutions
The history of international criminal prosecutions: Nuremberg and Tokyo
The ad hoc international criminal tribunals
The International Criminal Court
Other courts with international elements
Crimes against humanity
War crimes
Transnational crimes, terrorism and torture
Principles and Procedures of International Prosecutions
General principles of liability
Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility
Procedures of international criminal investigations and prosecutions
Victims in the international criminal process
Sentencing and penalties
Relationship between National and International Systems
State cooperation with the international courts and tribunals
Alternatives and complements to criminal prosecution
The future of international criminal law
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ISBN: 9780521135818
ISBN-10: 0521135818
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 685
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised