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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 718 g
Dimensions: 246 x 179 x 21 mm
Admirably user-friendly, which significantly distinguishes it from other international criminal law textbooks ... The author is an excellent scholar who is widely respected in the field. * Professor Kevin Jon Heller, School of Law, SOAS, University of London *
Provide[s] exceptionally clear overviews of all of the primary issues in ICL without sacrificing intellectual rigour ... uniformly helpful. * Opinio Juris *
International Criminal Law is well-written, well-structured, and provides the reader with a comprehensive and thorough understanding of a complex, difficult subject. This book is to be highly recommended not only for students but also for more experienced readers seeking a big picture view of international criminal law. * Dr Henning Bang Fuglsang Madsen Sorensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark *