International Criminal Law

Paperback | April 16, 2016

byDouglas Guilfoyle

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This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to a fascinating subject area. Written with student needs at its heart, innovative features such as "Counterpoint" and "Pause for reflection" boxes highlight current debates and areas worthy of more detailed analysis, providing studentswith the tools they need to develop their knowledge and start thinking critically about the law. Learning outcomes open each chapter, and are complemented by closing summaries to further support student understanding.Structured in four parts, the book first sets out the key international law principles which assume special significance in relation to international criminal law before going on to consider international criminal tribunals, the prosecution of international crimes, and the 'core' internationalcrimes which have been prosecuted to date. Finally, consideration is given to issues such as legal defences and immunities under international law.Written by an outstanding scholar and teacher, this user-friendly text offers a unique approach to the subject area, making it the ideal choice for those new to the subject area.Online Resource Centre:This book is accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre hosting links to key international law documents, additional material on the victims of crime, and updates on important developments within the subject area.

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This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to a fascinating subject area. Written with student needs at its heart, innovative features such as "Counterpoint" and "Pause for reflection" boxes highlight current debates and areas worthy of more detailed analysis, providing studentswith the tools they need to develop their kn...

Dr Douglas Guilfoyle is an Associate Professor at Monash University. Previously, he was Reader in International Law at University College London. He has acted as a consultant to government and international bodies, including serving as a special advisor to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into Somali piracy and as...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.83 inPublished:April 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I Foundations1. The sources of international criminal law2. Principles of state jurisdictionPart II Prosecuting International Crimes3. The prosecution of international crimes4. Jurisdiction and structure of international criminal courts and tribunals5. Investigations, prosecutions, evidence, and procedure6. Fair trial rights, appeals, revision, and enforcement of sentencesPart III The Core International Crimes7. Elements of international crimes8. War crimes9. Crimes against humanity10. Genocide11. AggressionPart IV Defendants in International Criminal Trials12. Modes of participation in crimes and concurrence of crimes13. Defences14. Jurisdictional immunities

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"International Criminal Law is well-written, well-structured, and provides the reader with a comprehensive and thorough understanding of a complex, difficult subject. This book is to be highly recommended not only for students but also for more experienced readers seeking a big picture view ofinternational criminal law." --Dr Henning Bang Fuglsang Madsen Sorensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark