International Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction by Alexander ZaharInternational Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction by Alexander Zahar

International Criminal Law: A Critical Introduction

byAlexander Zahar, Goran Sluiter

Paperback | September 19, 2007

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International Criminal Law is an essential guide to the relatively recent, but rapidly growing field of international criminal justice. Written by leading practitioner-academics directly involved with the International Criminal Tribunals, this book provides students with an invaluable insightinto the key features of international criminal law and practice. Zahar and Sluiter offer an analysis of the tribunals' place in the international legal order and the most important aspects of their substantive law and procedure from an entirely new and critical perspective. Legal doctrines are discussed throughout in relation to their application in real-lifesituations, encouraging students to engage critically with the subject and relate theory to practice. An ideal companion for students of international criminal law and justice who are seeking an insider's perspective on the subject, this book also offers practitioners, academics and policy-makers a clear and challenging account of the new legal landscape.
Alexander Zahar is a Legal Officer in the Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He held a similar position at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He has published several critical essays on tribunal jurisprudence prior to working in international law. Goran Sluiter is an Associate Prof...
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Title:International Criminal Law: A Critical IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0406959048

ISBN - 13:9780406959041

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Table of Contents

Part One. An Introduction to the Tribunals and International Criminal Law1. International Criminal Tribunals: new faces in the international legal order2. Participants in the international criminal proceedings3. "Custom" and other sources of Substantive International Criminal LawPart II. Critical Review of the Substantive Law4. War Crimes law in the new century5. Genocide law: An education in sentimentalism6. Rise to prominence of crimes against humanity and codification of 'ethnic cleansing'7. Facets of personal liability for participation in crimesPart III. Procedure, Evidence, and Defences8. Due process and human rights9. Litigation landmarks in the preparation and conduct of trials10. Evidence in international criminal proceedings11. Defence practice at the international tribunalsPart IV: Tribunal-state Interactions: Coordination and Impact12. Relations with national jurisdictions13. International criminal law and the domestic legal order: the national application of international criminal lawAppendicesBibliography