Casseses International Criminal Law

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byAntonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta

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The third edition of Cassese's International Criminal Law provides a clear account of the main substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it discusses:* the historical evolution of international criminal law; * the legal definition of the so-called core crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide) plus aggression, torture and terrorism;* the forms and modes of criminal responsibility; and * the main issues related to the prosecution and punishment of international crimes at the national and international level, including amnesties, statutes of limitations and immunities. Cassese guides the reader through a vast array of cases and materials from a number of jurisdictions, providing thought-provoking analysis that brings the political and human contexts to the fore.The International Criminal Court and all the other modern international criminal courts are fully covered, both as regards their structure, functioning and proceedings and as far as their case law is concerned.Online Resource Centre* Case materials: Key international documents and foreign legislation relating to chapters of the textbook * Your questions answered: responses to questions from international law students * Web links: Links to web sites relating to topics within the text

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The third edition of Cassese's International Criminal Law provides a clear account of the main substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it discusses:* the historical evolution of international criminal law; * the le...

The late Judge Antonio Cassese was President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He was formerly a Professor of International Law at Florence University and member of the Institut de droit International. He was also President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Paola Gaeta is Professor of Internat...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:February 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199694923

ISBN - 13:9780199694921

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PART I: INTRODUCTION1. Fundamentals of international criminal law2. The principle of legality3. The elements of international crimes, in particular the mental elementPART II: SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAWSECTION I: INTERNATIONAL CRIMES4. War crimes5. Crimes against humanity6. Genocide7. Torture and aggression8. Terrorism as an international crimeSECTION II: MODES OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY9. Perpetration: in particular joint and indirect perpetration10. Omission liability and superior responsibility11. Other modes of criminal liability and inchoate crimesSECTION III: CIRCUMSTANCES EXCLUDING CRIMINAL LIABILITY12. Justification and excuse13. Obedience to superior orders and official capacityPART III: PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT BY INTERNATIONAL COURTS14. International criminal courts and tribunals15. The repression of international crimes by domestic jurisdiction16. International versus national jurisdiction17. Legal impediments to the exercise of criminal jurisdiction18. The adoption of the essential features of the adversarial system19. General principles governing international criminal trials20. Investigation and trial before international criminal courts21. Appeals and enforcements