Introduction to International Criminal Law

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M. Cherif Bassiouni
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013 - Law - 1 pages
Written by one of the world's pioneers and leading authorities on international criminal law, this text book covers the history, nature, and sources of international criminal law; the ratione personae; ratione materiae--sources of substantive international criminal law; the indirect enforcement system; the direct enforcement system; the function of the international criminal court; rules of procedure and evidence applicable to international criminal proceedings; and the future of international criminal law. This textbook is fully updated, comprehensive, easy to read, and ideally suited for classroom use.
 

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Contents

Table of Authorities
xvii
Table of Abbreviations
cxi
Introduction to the Second Edition
cxxi
M Cherif Bassiouni
cxxxv
Chapter One The Discipline of ICL
1
Ratione Personae
59
Ratione Materiae
137
ICL Conventions and Related Materials
255
Chapter Eight Mixed Models of International Criminal Justice
721
Procedural and Evidentiary Norms Applicable to International Criminal Proceedings
785
International Instruments Surveyed
869
Rights Surveyed
870
Constitutions Surveyed
898
ICC Comparison Chart
900
Chapter Ten International Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization
909
Past and Future
983

The General Part
285
Modalities of International Cooperation in Penal Matters
487
History of International Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions
535
A Hybrid Direct Enforcement System
651
Chapter Twelve A Historical Review and Quantitative Analysis of International Criminal Justice
1047
List of Court Cases
1093
Index
1101
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M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law and President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law. He is President of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, which he helped found in 1972, and Honorary President of the International Association of Penal Law, of which he was President between 1989 and 2004. Professor Bassiouni has led commissions of inquiry to investigate conflicts in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Libya and the Former Yugoslavia. He has also been appointed to numerous United Nations posts, including as the Independent Expert to the Human Rights Council on victims rights. In 1999, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work establishing the International Criminal Court. Professor Bassiouni is the editor of 45 books, and the author of 23 books and 242 book chapters, journal articles and other legal publications on International Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Law, Human Rights and U.S. Criminal Law. His writings on have been widely cited by leading international and national tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the European Court of Human Rights, the U.S. Supreme Court and State Supreme Courts, the U.K. House of Lords, the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Israel and the Constitutional Court of South Africa"

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