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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 536

The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-10-11
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

This book provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of the twelve war crimes trials held in the American zone of occupation between 1946 and 1949, collectively known as the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMTs). The judgments the NMTs produced have played a critical role in the development of international criminal law, particularly in terms of how courts currently understand war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. The trials are also of tremendous historical importance, because they provide a far more comprehensive picture of Nazi atrocities than their more famous predecessor, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (IMT). The IMT focused exclusively o...

The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 463

The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

  • Categories: Law

Several war crimes trials are well-known to scholars, but others have received far less attention. This book assesses a number of these little-studied trials to recognise institutional innovations, clarify doctrinal debates, and identify their general relevance to the development of international criminal law.

The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 672

The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law

  • Categories: Law

This handbook explores criminal law systems from around the world, with the express aim of stimulating comparison and discussion. General principles of criminal liability receive prominent coverage in each essay—including discussions of rationales for punishment, the role and design of criminal codes, the general structure of criminal liability, accounts of mens rea, and the rights that criminal law is designed to protect—before the authors turn to more specific offenses like homicide, theft, sexual offenses, victimless crimes, and terrorism. This key reference covers all of the world's major legal systems—common, civil, Asian, and Islamic law traditions—with essays on sixteen countries on six different continents. The introduction places each country within traditional distinctions among legal systems and explores noteworthy similarities and differences among the countries covered, providing an ideal entry into the fascinating range of criminal law systems in use the world over.

The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1096

The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-01-22
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

The move to end impunity for human rights atrocities has seen the creation of international and hybrid tribunals and increased prosecutions in domestic courts. The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice is the first major reference work to provide a complete overview of this emerging field. Its nearly 1100 pages are divided into three sections. In the first part, 21 essays by leading thinkers offer a comprehensive survey of issues and debates surrounding international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and their enforcement. The second part is arranged alphabetically, containing 320 entries on doctrines, procedures, institutions and personalities. The final part contains over 400 case summaries on different trials from international and domestic courts dealing with war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, and terrorism. With analysis and commentary on every aspect of international criminal justice, this Companion is designed to be the first port of call for scholars and practitioners interested in current developments in international justice.

Punishing Atrocities Through a Fair Trial
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

Punishing Atrocities Through a Fair Trial

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-19
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Punishing Atrocities Through a Fair Trial examines the tension between punishing mass atrocity and ensuring a fair trial for defendants.

Concepts for International Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 960

Concepts for International Law

  • Categories: Law

Concepts shape how we understand and participate in international legal affairs. They are an important site for order, struggle and change. This comprehensive and authoritative volume introduces a large number of concepts that have shaped, at various points in history, international legal practice and thought; intimates at how the many projects of international law have grappled with, and influenced, the world through certain concepts; and introduces new concepts into the discipline.

International Prosecutors
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 968

International Prosecutors

The prosecution plays a crucial part in any international war crimes trial, but its role is rarely analysed. This book will assess the work of the prosecutor in a dozen international criminal courts and tribunals, setting out the applicable rules and analysing his or her independence, accountability, and political impact.

Evidence in International Criminal Trials
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 600

Evidence in International Criminal Trials

  • Categories: Law

Evidence in International Criminal Trials compares procedural activities relevant for international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court: evaluation, collection, disclosure, admissibility and presentation of evidence. The book provides guidance on how to confront legal as well as factual issues.

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Language: en

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Categories: Law

This market-leading textbook gives an authoritative account of international criminal law, and focuses on what the student needs to know - the crimes that are dealt with by international courts and tribunals as well as the procedures that police the investigation and prosecution of those crimes. The reader is guided through controversies with an accessible, yet sophisticated approach by the author team of four international lawyers, with experience both of teaching the subject, and as negotiators at the foundation of the International Criminal Court and the Rome conference. It is an invaluable introduction for all students of international criminal law and international relations, and now covers developments in the ICC, victims' rights, and alternatives to international criminal justice, as well as including extended coverage of terrorism. Short, well chosen excerpts allow students to familiarise themselves with primary material from a wide range of sources. An extensive package of online resources is also available.

A Duty to Prevent Genocide
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

A Duty to Prevent Genocide

  • Categories: LAW

This perceptive book analyzes the scope of the duty to prevent genocide of China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US in light of the due diligence standard under conventional, customary, and peremptory international law. It expounds the positive obligations of these five states to act both within and without the Security Council context to prevent or suppress an imminent or ongoing genocide.