The UN International Criminal Tribunals: The Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone by William A. SchabasThe UN International Criminal Tribunals: The Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone by William A. Schabas

The UN International Criminal Tribunals: The Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone

byWilliam A. Schabas

Paperback | August 21, 2006

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This book is a guide to the law that applies in the three international criminal tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, set up by the UN during the period 1993 to 2002 to deal with atrocities and human rights abuses committed during conflict in those countries. Building on the work of an earlier generation of war crimes courts, these tribunals have developed a sophisticated body of law concerning the elements of the three international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes), and forms of participation in such crimes, as well as other general principles of international criminal law, procedural matters and sentencing. The legacy of the tribunals will be indispensable as international law moves into a more advanced stage, with the establishment of the International Criminal Court. Their judicial decisions are examined here, as well as the drafting history of their statutes and other contemporary sources.
Title:The UN International Criminal Tribunals: The Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra LeoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:766 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.54 inPublished:August 21, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521609089

ISBN - 13:9780521609081


Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; Table of legislative provisions; List of abbreviations; Part I. Establishment of the Tribunals: 1. Creation of the tribunals; 2. The legitimacy and legality of the tribunals; 3. Sources of law; Part II. Jurisdiction: 4. Territorial, personal and temporal jurisdiction; 5. Subject-matter jurisdiction generally; 6. Genocide; 7. Crimes against humanity; 8. War crimes; Part III. Substantive and Procedural Aspects of Prosecution: 9. General principles of law; 10. Investigation and pre-trial procedure; 11. Trial and post-trial procedure; 12. Evidence; 13. Rights of the accused; 14. Punishment; Part IV. Organisation of the Tribunals: 15. Structure and administration of the tribunals; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"With The UN International Criminal Tribunals, a 700-page tome, William Schabas has contributed another major work to the cannon of international law scholarship. [...]-this current volume is apt to become the definitive treatise on the so-called ad hoc tribunals created under the auspices of the United Nations. The UN International Criminal Tribunals has many strengths. [...] First, the scope of The UN International Criminal Tribunals is magisterial, and its organization immediately persuadive. [...] Second, Schabas sets out admirably (for first time students of international criminal law and perhaps even for some scholars and practitioners) the different forms of participation that have made an appearance in the jurisprudence of the ad hoc tribunals, from commission to omission, to aiding and abetting, to superior responsibility, and finally to joint criminal enterprise. [...] Third, I find especially compelling the chapters revolving around investigation and pretrial procedure (chapter 10), trial and posttrial procedure (chapter 11), and the rules of evidence (chapter 12) at the ICTY, ICTR, and SCSL. Fourth, as a function of the above, The UN International Criminal Tribunals will appeal to a number of different audiences." --Jens Meierhenrich, Harvard University, The American Journal of International Law