1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law

Edited By William A. Schabas, Nadia Bernaz Copyright 2011
    480 Pages
    by Routledge

    480 Pages
    by Routledge

    International criminal law has developed extraordinarily quickly over the last decade, with the creation of ad hoc tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. This book provides a timely and comprehensive survey of emerging and existing areas of international criminal law.

    The Handbook features new, specially commissioned papers by a range of international and leading experts in the field. It contains reflections on the theoretical aspects and contemporary debates in international criminal law.

    The book is split into four parts for ease of reference:

    • The Historical and Institutional Framework – Sets international criminal law firmly in context with individual chapters on the important developments and key institutions which have been established.
    • The Crimes – Identifies and analyses international crimes, including a chapter on aggression.
    • The Practice of International Tribunals – Focuses on topics relating to the practice and procedure of international criminal law.
    • Key Issues in International Criminal Law – Goes on to explore issues of importance such as universal jurisdiction, amnesties and international criminal law and human rights.

    Providing easy access to up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all key aspects of international criminal law, this book is an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.

    1. Introduction, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz  Part 1: Historical and Institutional Framework  2. Trial at Nuremberg, Guénaël Mettraux  3. The TokyoTrial, Neil Boister  4. The Trials of Eichann, Barbie and Finta, Joe Powderly  5. The Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals: Launching a New Era of Accountability, Michael P. Scharf and Margaux Day  6. The International Criminal Court, David Scheffer  7. Hybrid Tribunals, Fidelma Donlon  Part 2: The Crimes  8. Genocide, Paola Gaeta  9. Crimes Against Humanity, Margaret M. deGuzman  10. War Crimes, Anthony Cullen  11. Aggression, Nicolaos Strapatsas  12. Terrorism as an International Crime, Fiona De Londras  13. Drug Crimes and Money Laundering, Robert Cryer  Part 3: The Practice of International Tribunals  14. Understanding the Complexities of International Criminal Tribunal Jurisdiction, Leila Sadat  15. Admissibility in International Criminal Law, Mohamed M. El Zeidy  16. Defences to International Crimes, Shane Darcy  17. Participation in Crimes in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR, Mohamed Elewa Badar  18. International Criminal Procedures: Trial and Appeal Procedures, Hakan Friman  19. Sentencing and Penalties, Nadia Bernaz  20. State Cooperation and Transfers, Judge Kimberley Prost  21. Evidence, Nancy Combs  Part 4: Key Issues in International Criminal Law  22. The Rise and Fall of Universal Jurisdiction, Luc Reydams  23. Immunities, Rémy Prouvèze  24. Truth Commission, Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm  25. State Responsibility and International Crimes, Eric Wyler and León Castellanos-Jankiewicz  26. International Criminal Law and Victims’ Rights, Carla Ferstman  27. Amnesties, Louise Mallinder  28. International Criminal Law and Human Rights, Thomas Margueritte  29. Conclusion, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz


    William A. Schabas is director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also holds the chair in human rights law.

    Nadia Bernaz is Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University, UK.