This new edition of market-leading textbook contains both updated and new material to give the most current coverage of the subject.
By offering both a comprehensive update and new material reflecting the continuing development of the subject, this continues to be the leading textbook on international criminal law. Its experienced author team draws on its combined expertise as teachers, scholars and practitioners to offer an authoritative survey of the field. The third edition contains new material on the theory of international criminal law, the practice of international criminal tribunals, the developing case law on principles of liability and procedures and new practice on immunities. It offers valuable supporting online materials such as case studies, worked examples and study guides. Retaining its comprehensive coverage, clarity and critical analysis, it remains essential reading for all in the field.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction: what is international criminal law?; 2. The aims, objectives and justification of international criminal law; Part II. Prosecutions in National Courts: 3. Jurisdiction; 4. National prosecutions of international crimes; 5. State cooperation with respect to national proceedings; Part III. International Prosecutions: 6. The history of international criminal prosecutions: Nuremberg and Tokyo; 7. The ad hoc international criminal tribunals; 8. The International Criminal Court; 9. Other courts with international elements; Part IV. Substantive Law of International Crimes: 10. Genocide; 11. Crimes against humanity; 12. War crimes; 13. Aggression; 14. Transitional crimes, terrorism and torture; 15. General principles of liability; 16. Defences/grounds for excluding criminal responsibility; Part V. Principles and Procedures of International Prosecutions: 17. Procedures of international criminal investigations and prosecutions; 18. Victims in the international criminal process; 19. Sentencing and penalties; Part VI. Relationship between National and International Systems: 20. State cooperation with the International Courts and Tribunals; 21. Immunities; 22. Alternative and complements to criminal prosecution; 23. The future of international criminal law.
'This is a comprehensive, yet accessible text. It is widely acclaimed among teachers and researchers of international criminal law, and easily surpasses the competition ... This new edition has the authors hallmark quality and rigour.' Jonathan Doak, Durham University