International Criminal Law

Hardcover | June 18, 2015

byRoger OKeefe

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International criminal law has seen significant developments in recent years, as the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court has expanded, alongside the practice of other international criminal tribunals. International criminal law is increasingly a concern of domestic courts aswell, with international legal issues arising from domestic cases. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the field, assessing the subject in the context of wider public international law. In particular, this book complements discussion of the "core crimes" of genocide, crimes againsthumanity, and war crimes, with a full treatment of wider issues that arise. These include the international rules governing national criminal jurisdiction; the crime of piracy; the raft of multilateral treaties defining and creating obligations in respect of international crimes, including terroristcrimes, and of the so-far unsuccessful attempts to conclude a comprehensive convention on terrorism; the prosecution and punishment of international crimes at the national level; and the activities of the United Nations Security Council in relation to international crimes.This book provides an in-depth study of the ways in which domestic courts prosecute international crimes. Its analysis encompasses the international rules on the permissible reach of national criminal jurisdiction; the substantive law of international crimes; the prosecution and punishment ofinternational crimes, and the prosecution and punishment of municipal crimes by international criminal courts or by municipal courts with international elements; and the involvement of international organs, such as the United Nations Security Council, in the suppression of international andmunicipal criminal wrongdoing. The book also includes more formal conceptual analysis of the very notion of an "international crime" and of an "international criminal tribunal", as well as a detailed account of the rise of individual criminal responsibility under international law. The book iswritten in a direct, concise, and precise style, making it a perfect resource for ICL practitioners, as well as scholars and advanced students.

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International criminal law has seen significant developments in recent years, as the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court has expanded, alongside the practice of other international criminal tribunals. International criminal law is increasingly a concern of domestic courts aswell, with international legal issues arising fr...

Dr Roger O'Keefe is a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. He has published and lectured widely on international criminal law, inte...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1: Elementary Concepts and Principles2. The international rules on national criminal jurisdiction3. The genus and species of international crime4. International criminal courts and municipal criminal courts with international elementsPart 2: The Substantive Law of International Crimes5. Crimes under customary international law (i): Individual criminal responsibility under customary international law6. Crimes under customary international law (ii): The crimes7. Crimes under customary international law (iii): The modes of responsibility8. Crimes under customary international law (iv): Grounds for excluding responsibility9. Crimes pursuant to customary international law: The crime of piracy10. Treaty crimes (i): General11. Treaty crimes (ii): Treaty-based responses to terrorismPart 3: Prosecution and Punishment and Other Suppression12. International crimes in ordinary municipal courts (i): Imposing and excluding responsibility13. International crimes in ordinary municipal courts (ii): Three controversies14. Municipal courts with international elements15. International criminal courts (i): The International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda16. International criminal courts (ii): The Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon17. International criminal courts (iii): The International Criminal Court18. International criminal courts (iv): The rights of the accused and the protection and rights of victims19. The further role of the United Nations Security Council20. Concluding observations