Treatise on International Criminal Law: Volume 1: Foundations and General Part

Hardcover | February 15, 2013

byKai Ambos

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Since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, international criminal law has rapidly grown in importance. This three-volume Treatise on International Criminal Law presents a foundational, systematic, consistent and comprehensive analysis of internationalcriminal law. Taking into account the scholarly literature, not only sources written in English but also in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, the book draws on the author's extensive academic and practical work in international criminal law.This first volume addresses the foundations of international criminal law and the emerging general principles. It examines the history of the discipline and the concepts behind it. Looking at the sources of international criminal law, the book then moves to investigate the general structure of crimein international criminal law, and to address in detail the role played by the concept of individual criminal responsibility. The subjective requirements of criminal responsibility are examined, and also those defences that exclude such responsibility.The full three-volume treatise will address the entirety of international criminal law, re-stating and re-examining the fundamental principles upon which it rests, the manner it is enacted, and the key issues that are shaping its future. It will be essential reading for practitioners, scholars, andstudents of international criminal law alike.

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Since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, international criminal law has rapidly grown in importance. This three-volume Treatise on International Criminal Law presents a foundational, systematic, consistent and comprehensive analysis of internationalcriminal law. Taking into account the scholar...

Kai Ambos has been Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law at the Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen since May 2003 and Judge at the Provincial Court (Landgericht) of Gottingen since 2006. He has been Dean of Student Affairs between summer 2008 and 2010. From 1991 to 2003, he was senio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657920

ISBN - 13:9780199657926

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AbbreviationsGeneral LiteratureList of Cases/JurisprudencePart I: Introduction1. Historical Overview2. Notion, Concept, and SourcesPart II: General Principles/General Part3. Imputation and General Structure of Crime in ICL4. Individual Criminal Responsibility5. Omission, in particular Command Responsibility6. Attempt as Special Form of Individual Responsibility7. The Subjective Requirements in General8. Grounds Excluding Responsibility ("Defences")