Cassese's International Criminal Law

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OUP Oxford, Jan 31, 2013 - Law - 414 pages
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The third edition of Cassese's International Criminal Law provides a clear account of the main substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it discusses: the historical evolution of international criminal law; the legal definition of the so-called core crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide) plus aggression, torture and terrorism; the forms and modes of criminal responsibility; and the main issues related to the prosecution and punishment of international crimes at the national and international level, including amnesties, statutes of limitations and immunities. Cassese guides the reader through a vast array of cases and materials from a number of jurisdictions, providing thought-provoking analysis that brings the political and human contexts to the fore. The International Criminal Court and all the other modern international criminal courts are fully covered, both as regards their structure, functioning and proceedings and as far as their case law is concerned. Online Resource Centre Case materials: Key international documents and foreign legislation relating to chapters of the textbook Your questions answered: responses to questions from international law students Web links: Links to web sites relating to topics within the text
 

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Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
xi
Preface to the Second Edition
xiii
Author Biographies
xiv
Abbreviations
xv
Table of Cases
xix
Table of Treaties and Conventions
xxxix
Table of National Legislation
xliii
Table of International Instruments
xlvii
Table of Statutes of International Tribunals
xlviii
INTRODUCTION
1
SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW
59
PROSECUTION AND PUNISHMENT
249
Index
401
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The late Judge Antonio Cassese was President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He was a former Professor of International Law at Florence University and member of the Institut de droit International. He was also President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).Paola Gaeta is a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies. She is also Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Law.

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