The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

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OUP Oxford, Jan 22, 2009 - Law - 1096 pages
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.

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List of Contributors
Glossary and List of Abbreviations
Tables of Cases
Table of National Legislation and other National Texts
Table of Treaties and other International Instruments
Major Problems of International Criminal Justice
Issues Institutions and Personalities

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Antonio Cassese is Professor of International Law at the University of Florence

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