International Crimes And The Ad Hoc Tribunals

Paperback | April 15, 2006

byGuenael Mettraux

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The contribution of the ad hoc Tribunals to international criminal law and international justice has been manifold, both academically and historically, and they will continue to influence the findings and decisions of many other courts (both domestic and international), and to provokediscussion for many years to Come. This volume provides the first comprehensive analysis of the law of international crimes as applied by the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. International Crimes and the Ad Hoc Tribunals examines the legal and historical significance of some of the most important judicial developments to occur in the last 50 years in international criminal law. It states the law of the Tribunals, and provides concrete illustrations of the application ofthe law to a variety of criminal cases, providing a comprehensive and detailed analysis of this voluminous body of jurisprudence. The primary focus is on the jurisdiction ratione materiae of the Tribunals: the definition and application of the law of war crimes, crimes against humanity, andgenocide. However, it also examines the Tribunals' jurisdiction ratione personae, insofar as this enables a full understanding of the law of crimes (for instance, in relation to forms of criminal liability).

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The contribution of the ad hoc Tribunals to international criminal law and international justice has been manifold, both academically and historically, and they will continue to influence the findings and decisions of many other courts (both domestic and international), and to provokediscussion for many years to Come. This volume provi...

Guenael Mettraux is Associate Legal Officer of the Appeals Chamber, ICTY

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.04 inPublished:April 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword by His Honour Judge David A. Hunt, Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the Ad Hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for RwandaPreface1. Introduction2. The Law of the Tribunal3. Individual Criminal Responsibility: Forms of Participation in International Crimes4. War Crimes5. Crimes against Humanity6. Genocide7. War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide: Common Features and Differences8. Sentencing for International Crimes9. ConclusionsBibliographyAnnexesIndex

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`...[this] book is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the application of the substantive law of the ad hoc tribunals...an excellent tool in solidifying the judicial achievements so far...the reach and detail of the analysis...is admirable, and the clear expression of the author's views andthe painstaking footnoting of judgments and decisions make a solid piece of writing...an essential reference work for both practitioners and anyone else with an interest in understanding the subject of international criminal law.'Bing Bing Jia, International Criminal Law Review