International Criminal Justice at the Yugoslav Tribunal: The Judicial Experience by Mohamed ShahabuddeenInternational Criminal Justice at the Yugoslav Tribunal: The Judicial Experience by Mohamed Shahabuddeen

International Criminal Justice at the Yugoslav Tribunal: The Judicial Experience

byMohamed Shahabuddeen

Hardcover | December 29, 2012

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International criminal justice has undergone rapid recent development. Since the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in the following year, the field has changed beyondrecognition. The traditional immunity of presidents or heads of government, prime ministers, and other functionaries acting in an official capacity no longer prevails; the doctrine of superior orders is inapplicable except, where appropriate, as in mitigation; and the gap between international armedconflict and non-international armed conflict has closed. More generally, the bridge has been crossed between the irresponsibility of the state and the criminal responsibility of the individual. As a result, the traditional impunity of the state has practically gone. This book, by one of the former judges of the ICTY, ICTR, and the International Court ofJustice, assesses some of the workings of the ICTY that have shaped these developments. In it, Judge Shahabuddeen provides an insightful overview of the nature of this criminal court, established on behalf of the whole of the international community. He reflects on its transformation into one of theleading fora for the growth of international criminal law first-hand, offering a unique perspective on the challenges it has faced. Judge Shahabuddeen's experience in international criminal justice makes this volume essential reading for those interested in, or working with, international criminallaw.
Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen served as a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from June 1997 to November 2005; normally in the Appeals Chamber, and was Vice-President of the Tribunal from 1997 to 1999, and again from 2001 to 2003. He has also served as a Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for ...
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Title:International Criminal Justice at the Yugoslav Tribunal: The Judicial ExperienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019967082X

ISBN - 13:9780199670826

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Table of Contents

1. The Birth of a Great Experiment2. The Establishment of the ICTY3. The Powers of the ICTY4. Procedure5. Some Criminal Issues Before the ICTY6. Looking Forward