1st Edition

International Criminal Justice
Law and Practice from the Rome Statute to Its Review

Edited By

Roberto Bellelli

ISBN 9781138277052
Published November 16, 2016 by Routledge
706 Pages

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Book Description

This volume presents an overview of the principal features of the legacy of International Tribunals and an assessment of their impact on the International Criminal Court and on the review process of the Rome Statute. It illustrates the foundation of a system of international criminal law and justice through the case-law and practices of the UN ad hoc tribunals and other internationally assisted tribunals and courts. These examples provide advice for possible future developments in international criminal procedure and law, with particular reference to their impact on the ICC and on national jurisdictions. The review process of the Rome Statute is approached as a step of a review process to provide a perspective of the developments in the field since the Statute’s adoption in 1998.



Currently, Judge-Legal Adviser to the Embassy of Italy in The Hague, National Focal Point for the ICC. Italian delegate for the ICC since the Rome Diplomatic Conference in 1998, and at all PrepCom and ASP sessions. Formerly, President of the Military Tribunal in Turin, Legal Adviser for International Criminal Law to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2007), and member of all National Commissions for the implementation of the Rome Statute.


'The International Criminal Court has become the most important subject in international criminal law literature. This book gathers the views and insights of a remarkable group of distinguished scholars and practitioners, whose experience is best placed to lead through the legal and practical achievements and challenges of international criminal justice, adding a new dimension to the understanding of the ICC, its workings and perspectives.' Cherif Bassiouni, De Paul University Chicago, USA and ISISC, Siracusa, Italy 'Judge Bellelli has assembled an impressive group of judges, scholars, and practitioners in the field of international criminal law. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to grasp developments in the practice of international criminal justice and how these could influence the application and review of the Rome Statute, including the adoption of a definition for the crime of aggression.' Judge Patrick Robinson, ICTY, The Netherlands '...provides a quite dynamic consideration of major issues that constitute the basis of international criminal tribunals.' Cambrian Law Review