Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes: Nullum Crimen Sine Lege and the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court

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Intersentia nv, 2002 - Law - 708 pages
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This book aims to assess the subject matter jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and to explore the borderlines of judicial interpretation.
 

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Contents

The Problem
4
Method and Structure
21
Applicable Law
35
Complementarity and Admissibility Criteria
48
Concurrent Jurisdiction between the International Court of Justice
62
Introduction
77
The Origins of Nullum Crimen Sine Lege
83
The United States of America
109
Observations and Conclusions
347
How to Define Crimes
353
Observations and Conclusions
362
Chapter 6
365
Nullum Crimen Sine Lege
374
Observations and Conclusions
395
Chapter 1
401
Acts Constituting Genocide
439

Observations and Conclusions
124
Chapter 2
127
The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
139
The American Convention on Human Rights
170
Chapter 3
179
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East
196
Views on Nullum Crimen Sine Lege in the Literature
215
Chapter 4
223
The Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Ad Hoc Tribunals
237
Applicability of Nullum Crimen Sine Lege as
246
Methods of Interpretation
257
Alternative Interpretations by Prosecutor and Defense
280
The Common Purpose Doctrine
288
Observations and Conclusions
304
A The Work of the International Law Commission
310
Draft Statutes for an International Criminal Court
329
Observations and Conclusions
451
The Concept of Crimes Against Humanity
457
Sources of Applicable Law
474
Acts Constituting Crimes Against Humanity
491
Observations and Conclusions
532
The Concept of War Crimes
539
Conditions for Applicability of Article 8
548
Acts Constituting War Crimes
578
Notable Absences
603
Conclusions
609
The Statutory Meaning of Nullum Crimen Sine Lege
616
The Content and Scope of Subject Matter Jurisdiction
622
Nederlandse samenvatting
647
Bibliography
661
Index
695

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