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Research Handbook on International Criminal Law

Edited by Bartram S. Brown, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Program in International and Comparative Law, IIT Chicago–Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
This carefully regarded and well-structured handbook covers the broad range of norms, practices, policies, processes and institutional mechanisms of international criminal law, exploring how they operate and continue to develop in a variety of contexts. Leading scholars in the field and experienced practitioners have brought together their expertise and perspectives in a clear and concise fashion to create an authoritative resource, which will be useful and accessible even to those without legal training.
Extent: 544 pp
Hardback Price: $256.00 Web: $230.40
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84720 278 9
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 344 7
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  • Law - Academic
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Human Rights
This carefully regarded and well-structured handbook covers the broad range of norms, practices, policies, processes and institutional mechanisms of international criminal law, exploring how they operate and continue to develop in a variety of contexts. Leading scholars in the field and experienced practitioners have brought together their expertise and perspectives in a clear and concise fashion to create an authoritative resource, which will be useful and accessible even to those without legal training.

The Research Handbook on International Criminal Law will appeal to practitioners who may want to defend, or prosecute, international criminal law cases, and academics researching and writing on international criminal law. Graduate students studying international criminal law, international human rights or international humanitarian law as well as those studying international justice, international politics, international organization or public policy analysis, will also find this book invaluable.
‘This timely, valuable and thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of the vibrant new subject that is international criminal law, is a great addition to the literature and to our understanding. Professor Bart Brown deserves real appreciation for bringing it together.’
– Philippe Sands QC, University College London and Matrix Chambers, UK

‘The Research Handbook is a comprehensive up-to-date guide to one of the youngest yet most dynamic areas of international law. It tackles the pertinent challenges and opportunities, starting with the classical issues like categories of international crimes and complementarity, going on to address the problems ahead including the Guantánamo regime, crimes against women and the status of private security contractors. The Handbook will be a valuable source for both general and advanced international criminal law research.’
– James Crawford, Cambridge University, UK
Contributors: K. Ambos, K.D. Askin, M.C. Bassiouni, B.S. Brown, J. Cerone, D.M. Crane, C. da Silva, M.M. deGuzman, M.A. Drumbl, M.S. Ellis, V.P. Nanda, S.M.H. Nouwen, F. Patel King, K. Peschke, N. Roht-Arriaza, W.A. Schabas, M.P. Scharf, D. Weissbrodt, K.K. Zinsmaster
Contents:

Preface
Bartram S. Brown

PART I: INDIVIDUAL CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
1. International Criminal Law: Nature, Origins and a Few Key Issues
Bartram S. Brown

2. The Vanishing Relevance of State Affiliation in International Criminal Law: Private Security Contractors and Other Non-state Actors
John Cerone

PART II: CRIMES UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
3. The Crime of Genocide
Mark A. Drumbl

4. Crimes Against Humanity
Margaret M. deGuzman

5. Crimes Against Women under International Criminal Law
Kelly D. Askin

6. The Crime of Aggression: Is it Amenable to Judicial Determination?
Faiza Patel King

PART III: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
7. The Contribution of Non-governmental Organizations to the Creation of International Criminal Tribunals
Mark S. Ellis

8. The ICC Investigation into the Conflict in Northern Uganda: Beyond the Dichotomy of Peace versus Justice
Katharina Peschke

9. Fine-tuning Complementarity
Sarah M.H. Nouwen

10. The Hybrid Experience of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Clare da Silva

PART IV: DEFENCES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL FAIR TRIAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
11. Protecting the Fair Trial Rights of the Accused in International Criminal Law: Comparison of the International Criminal Court and the Military Commissions in Guantánamo
David Weissbrodt and Kristin K. Zinsmaster

12. Self-representation of the Accused before International Tribunals: An Absolute Right or a Qualified Privilege?
Michael P. Scharf

13. Defences in International Criminal Law
Kai Ambos

PART V: PROSECUTIONS BY NATIONAL COURTS
14. Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance: Recent Trends in Inter-state Cooperation to Combat International Crimes
Ved P. Nanda

15. Universal Jurisdiction
Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Menaka Fernando

PART VI: THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
16. National Amnesties, Truth Commissions and International Criminal Tribunals
William A. Schabas

17. Dancing in the Dark – Politics, Law and Peace in Sierra Leone: A Case Study
David M. Crane

18. Reflections on Contemporary Developments in International Criminal Justice
M. Cherif Bassiouni

Index