International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary

Author: Antonio Cassese,Guido Acquaviva,Mary Fan,Alex Whiting

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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International Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary presents a comprehensive, pragmatic explanation of the development of substantive international criminal law through key illustrative cases from domestic and international jurisdictions. Presents concise and stimulating commentaries by the leading academics in the field.
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Der Westen und das Völkerstrafrecht

Author: Wolfgang Kaleck

Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

ISBN: 3803141087

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Am 1. Juli 2012 wird der Internationale Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag zehn Jahre alt. Doch die Hoffnungen auf eine universale Strafverfolgung von Menschheitsverbrechen wurden enttäuscht. Die Praxis internationaler und nationaler Gerichte muss deswegen verändert werden. Der Erfolg der Nürnberger Prozesse nährte die Erwartung, in Zukunft alle Regierungen für begangene Verbrechen vor Gericht stellen zu können. Aber der Kalte Krieg verhinderte jahrzehntelang eine Umsetzung dieses Versprechens. Wolfgang Kaleck zeichnet in diesem Buch die schier endlose Serie von ungesühnten Völkerrechtsstraftaten westlicher Machthaber von Algerien über Vietnam bis in die Türkei und Kolumbien nach. Trotz der vielversprechenden Schaffung des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs und der Tribunale für Ruanda und Jugoslawien gibt es noch viele Gründe für Kritik an den stattfindenden wie an den ausbleibenden Verfahren. Kaleck bemängelt, dass das Völkerstrafrecht überwiegend nur auf besiegte afrikanische Potentaten und Generäle angewandt wird und nicht auf die Verbrechen der Großmächte, insbesondere des Westens. Damit stellt die herrschende selektive Strafverfolgungspraxis das Prinzip universell geltender Menschenrechte generell in Frage.
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International Criminal Law: Cases and Materials

Author: Ellen S. Podgor,Rodger S. Clark

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327175125

Category: Law

Page: 914

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International Criminal Law provides a set of teaching materials furnishing students with a grounding in the transnational issues likely to arise in federal criminal cases, and also in the law produced as a consequence of international efforts to impose criminal responsibility on the perpetrators of human rights atrocities. International Criminal Law offers, for teaching purposes, a collection of cases (mainly domestic) and other materials, together with notes and questions about those cases and materials. The first part introduces the field of international criminal law, and includes a chapter on the general principles of both domestic and international law governing efforts to apply U.S. criminal law to foreign crimes and foreign criminals. The second part covers the specific application of those principles to cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust and securities regulation, export controls, computer crimes, narcotics and money laundering, piracy and terrorism, and torture. The third part addresses procedural aspects of trying such cases in U.S. courts. This section also treats the extraterritorial application of the U.S. Constitution, immunities from jurisdiction, mutual assistance in criminal cases, extradition, alternatives to extradition, prisoner transfers, recognition of foreign criminal judgments, and the bearing on international human rights instruments on criminal procedure. The final part of International Criminal Law deals with the prosecution of international crimes, and takes up the question of what crimes constitute international crimes. This section also discusses the Nuremberg and Tokyo precedents, the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the substantive law of international crimes such as aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. International Criminal Law is supplemented annually. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
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International Law

Cases and Commentary

Author: Mark W. Janis,John E. Noyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314280411

Category: Law

Page: 1175

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This book introduces the history and nature of international law and examines its sources--treaties, customary international law, general principles, jus cogens, and equity--and the different forums in which it is interpreted and applied. It also covers important fields of international law: individual and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace; and more. It examines U.S. cases on the application of international law in the U.S. legal system, the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, the responsibility of states and international organizations, and the International Criminal Court.
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Minderheitenschutz im Völkerstrafrecht

Author: Wenke Brückner

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845292245

Category: Law

Page: 510

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Minderheiten sind als Opfer von Völkerstraftaten unfreiwillige Akteure des Völkerstrafrechts, jedoch nur bedingt durch die relevanten Tatbestände des Völkermords, der Menschlichkeitsverbrechen und Kriegsverbrechen geschützt. Das allgemeine Völkerrecht gewährt Minderheiten im Rahmen der Menschenrechte aus verschiedenen Gründen eigene Rechtspositionen und schützt so deren eigenständige Identität. Demgegenüber komplementiert das Völkerstrafrecht diesen Schutz durch die Sanktionierung massiver Menschenrechtsverletzungen nur in einem eingeschränkten Umfang. Um diesen Schutzumfang und Art und Weise des Schutzes von Minderheiten zu bestimmen, vergleicht die vorliegende Untersuchung allgemeines Völkerrecht und Völkerstrafrecht. Dabei ist maßgeblich, inwieweit das Völkerstrafrecht Minderheiten spezifisch in ihrer Identität berücksichtigt und welche anerkannten Rechtspositionen von Minderheiten es unmittelbar oder mittelbar schützt.
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International Criminal Law

Author: Douglas Guilfoyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198728964

Category: International criminal law

Page: 456

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This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to a fascinating subject area. Written with student needs at its heart, innovative features such as 'Counterpoint' and 'Pause for reflection' boxes highlight current debates and areas worthy of more detailed analysis, providing students with the tools they need to develop their knowledge and start thinking critically about the law. Learning outcomes open each chapter, and are complemented by closing summaries to further support student understanding. Structured in four parts, the book first sets out the key international law principles which assume special significance in relation to international criminal law before going on to consider international criminal tribunals, the prosecution of international crimes, and the 'core' international crimes which have been prosecuted to date. Finally, consideration is given to issues such as legal defences and immunities under international law. Written by an outstanding scholar and teacher, this user-friendly text offers a unique approach to the subject area, making it the ideal choice for those new to the subject area. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre hosting links to key international law documents, additional material on the victims of crime, and updates on important developments within the subject area.
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International Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Donald K. Anton,Penelope Mathew,Wayne Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 995

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International Law Cases and Materials fills the gap in current international law casebooks by introducing students to all relevant international materials together with materials most relevant to Australian international lawyers. While international in scope, the text provides a sustained focus on Australias place in the international community and Australian perspectives on international legal affairs. Relevant Asian regional perspectives and approaches are also canvassed. The book begins with an introduction to the basic legal concepts and actors in the international legal system. These include international institutions, the criteria for statehood, the principles concerning acquisition of state territory, and the impact of recognition of states and governments. The sources of international law are discussed as these form the basis from which the rules and principles of international law are drawn, as are the rules of state responsibility pursuant to which violations of international law are attributed to states. Two further areas - the law of treaties and the relationship between international and domestic law - are then examined in separate chapters. Finally, several substantive areas of law, namely the use of force, international environmental law, the protection of human rights, the law of the sea and international trade law are explored. This book takes a more integrated approach to international law than other texts. The authors have taken the best from both international and Australian writings to complement the primary materials that are included in the text. The extensive use of contextual material and clear and concise commentary, linked together by critical analysis, case studies, notes and problems, provokes thought and discussion and provides a solid basis for an understanding of international law.
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Complete International Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Ademola Abass

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 019967907X

Category: Law

Page: 759

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The International Criminal Court

A Commentary on the Rome Statute

Author: William A. Schabas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019873977X

Category: Law

Page: 1688

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Established as one of the main sources for the study of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, this volume provides an article-by-article analysis of the Statute; the detailed analysis draws upon relevant case law from the Court itself, as well as from other international and national criminal tribunals, academic commentary, and related instruments such as the Elements of Crimes, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Relationship Agreement with the United Nations. Each of the 128 articles is accompanied by an overview of the drafting history as well as a bibliography of academic literature relevant to the provision. Written by a single author, the Commentary avoids duplication and inconsistency, providing a comprehensive presentation to assist those who must understand, interpret, and apply the complex provisions of the Rome Statute. This volume has been well-received in the academic community and has become a trusted reference for those who work at the Court, even judges. The fully updated second edition of The International Criminal Court incorporates new developments in the law, including discussions of recent judicial activity and the amendments to the Rome Statute adopted at the Kampala conference.
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Abkürzungsverzeichnis der Rechtssprache

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110927365

Category: Law

Page: 782

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The Kirchner book deciphers more than 9,000 abbreviations of German legal terminology. There is hardly any legal text without abbreviations. And not only lawyers must know what they mean. Every citizen who wants to understand legal texts comes across these word fragments.
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The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Author: Antonio Cassese

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199238316

Category: Law

Page: 1008

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'The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice' is the first major reference work to provide a complete overview of international criminal law. It offers a comprehensive survey of the issues surrounding international humanitarian law and human rights through a range of entries by the leading minds in the area.
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International Law

Author: Antonio Cassese

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199259399

Category: Law

Page: 558

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Previous edition, 1st, published in 2001.
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International Humanitarian Law

Cases, Materials and Commentary

Author: Nicholas Tsagourias,Alasdair Morrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316996913

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Drawing together key documents, case law, reports and other essential materials, International Humanitarian Law offers students, lecturers and practitioners an accessible and critically informed account of the theory, law and practice of international humanitarian law. Providing comprehensive, thematic and targeted coverage of national and international cases and materials, this book successfully balances doctrine with practical application to help readers understand how the theories are applied in practice and navigate through jurisprudence with ease. Employing a critical and targeted commentary throughout, this book also helps readers to better understand the implications of the law and the challenges facing international humanitarian law today including: cyber war, detention, direct participation in hostilities, human rights in armed conflict and terrorism. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners, International Humanitarian Law offers a thematic and comprehensive treatment of the subject.
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An Introduction to the International Criminal Court

Author: William A. Schabas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496603

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The International Criminal Court has ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. Protecting against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Court acts when national justice systems are unwilling or unable to do so. Written by the leading expert in the field, the fourth edition of this seminal text considers the Court in action: its initial rulings, cases it has prosecuted and cases where it has decided not to proceed, such as Iraq. It also examines the results of the Review Conference, by which the crime of aggression was added to the jurisdiction of the Court and addresses the political context, such as the warming of the United States to the Court and the increasing recognition of the inevitability of the institution.
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Völkerstrafrechtspolitik

Praxis des Völkerstrafrechts

Author: Christoph Safferling,Stefan Kirsch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642289347

Category: Law

Page: 470

View: 6400

Zehn Jahre nach dem Inkrafttreten des Völkerstrafgesetzbuches (VStGB) vereinigt der vorliegende Sammelband unterschiedliche Blickwinkel und Perspektiven auf das noch junge Gesetzeswerk und dessen Praxis. Die Bestandsaufnahme enthält – neben einem Blick auf die Rechtslage in Österreich und der Schweiz – Beiträge zur Entstehung des Gesetzes, seiner Anwendung in der Praxis und zu aktuellen Entwicklungen. Dabei wird eines klar: ohne einen interdisziplinären Ansatz, der neben rechtsdogmatischen Erwägungen auch politische und historische Argumente zulässt, können die mit der Ausbildung einer internationalen Strafrechtsordnung verbundenen Herausforderungen nicht gemeistert werden.
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