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The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Edited by Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Associate Professor International Criminal Law/Victimology, Tilburg University and Alette Smeulers, Professor, Criminal Law and Criminology of International Crimes, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is a one-stop reference resource on this complex tribunal, established in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which closed its doors on 31 December 2015. This Companion provides an insightful account of the workings and legacy of the ICTR in the field of international criminal justice.
Extent: 544 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 169 6
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  • Law - Academic
  • Public International Law
The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is a one-stop reference resource on this complex tribunal, established in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which closed its doors on 31 December 2015. This Companion provides an insightful account of the workings and legacy of the ICTR in the field of international criminal justice.

Surveying and analysing the contributions from different disciplinary angles, the Companion is comprised of four comprehensive parts. It begins with a detailed account of the establishment of the ICTR, covering the setting up of the tribunal, its mandate, structure and personnel. The second part explores substantive law and examines issues such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, sexual violence and modes of liability. The third part discusses procedural law and explores investigation, arrest, trial/appeal, evidence, rights of the accused, rights of victims and sentencing. It concludes with the fourth part, which considers the contribution of the ICTR to international criminal justice, as well as to the lives of Rwandans.

An important contribution to the jurisprudence of international criminal courts, the Companion will appeal to academics, students and legal practitioners alike. It will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in international criminal law or the recent history of Rwanda.
Contributors: P. Akhavan, K. Ambos, S. Bock, C. Buisman, N.A. Combs, A.-M. de Brouwer, M.A. Drumbl, H. Hintjens, B. Holá, H.B. Jallow, U. Kaitesi, G.W. Mugwanya, R. Muzigo-Morrison, F.M. Ndahinda, F.-X. Nsanzuwera, A. Odora-Obote, V. Oosterveld, C. Paulussen, N Pillay, A. Smeulers

Contents:

Foreword by Navanethem Pillay

Introduction
Anne-Marie de Brouwer and Alette Smeulers

PART I ESTABLISHMENT AND KEY FACTS AND FIGURES
1. The Creation of the ICTR
Helen Hintjens

2. Rwanda and the ICTR: Facts and Figures
Barbora Holá and Alette Smeulers

PART II SUBSTANTIVE LAW
3. Genocide
Payam Akhavan

4. Crimes Against Humanity
Valerie Oosterveld

5. War Crimes
Felix Mukwiza Ndahinda

6. Sexual Violence
Anne-Marie de Brouwer and Usta Kaitesi

7. Individual Criminal Responsibility
Kai Ambos and Stefanie Bock

PART III PROCEDURAL LAW
8. Investigations and Case Selection
Alex Odora-Obote

9. Arrest and Transfer
Christophe Paulussen

10. Trial and Appeal Processes
George William Mugwanya

11. The Evidentiary System
Nancy Amoury Combs

12. The Rights of the Defence
Caroline Buisman

13. The Rights of the Victims
Rosette Muzigo-Morrison

14. Sentencing and Penalties
Mark A. Drumbl

PART IV ACHIEVEMENTS AND LESSONS LEARNED
15. The ICTR’s Elaboration of the Core International Crimes of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes and Modes of Liability
Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow

16. Contribution of the ICTR for Rwandans
Francois-Xavier Nsanzuwera

Index