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Research Handbook on the International Penal System

Edited by Róisín Mulgrew, University of Nottingham, UK and Denis Abels, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Drawing on the expertise and experience of contributors from a wide range of academic, professional and judicial backgrounds, this handbook critically analyses the laws, policies and practices that govern detention, punishment and the enforcement of sentences in the international criminal justice context. Comprehensive and innovative, it also explores broader normative questions related to international punishment and makes recommendations for the international penal system’s development.
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78347 215 4
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  • Law - Academic
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law
Drawing on the expertise and experience of contributors from a wide range of academic, professional and judicial backgrounds, the Research Handbook on the International Penal System critically analyses the laws, policies and practices that govern detention, punishment and the enforcement of sentences in the international criminal justice context. 

Comprehensive and innovative, it examines the operation of the international penal system, covering pertinent issues such as non-custodial sanctions, monitoring of conditions of detention, the protection of prisoners under international law and the transfer of prisoners. These aspects are presented in a logical order, linking up with the chronological sequence of the international criminal justice process. Far-reaching, this Handbook also explores broader normative questions related to contemporary human rights law, transitional and restorative justice and victim redress, before exploring contemporary and alternative mechanisms for punishing and overseeing punishment, and possible avenues for development.

This up-to-date assessment will provide valuable insights for researchers and students of international criminal law and justice, comparative penal law, penology, prisoners’ rights and transitional and restorative justice. Its recommendations for development will also interest international and national officials working in criminal law and justice.
‘A huge gap in the literature is filled with this authoritative volume. The issues at the delivery point of the international justice system, when convicted criminals are punished, receive comprehensive treatment by the world’s experts in this field. This work is an indispensable addition to any international criminal law library.’
– William A. Schabas, Middlesex University, UK and Leiden University, the Netherlands

Contributors: D. Abels, K. Ambos, O. Bekou, S. D’Ascoli, T.A. Doherty, M.A. Drumbl, S.A. Fisher, B. Holá, A. Jones, N. Kiefer, C. McCarthy, L. McGregor, R. Mulgrew, J.C. Nemitz, M.M. Penrose, G. Sluiter, S. Snacken, A. Trotter, H. van der Wilt, J. van Wijk, D. van Zyl Smit, R. Young


Contents:

Preface

PART I INTERNATIONAL REMAND DETENTION
1. The Legal Position of International Detainees: Applicable Law and Standards
Jan Christoph Nemitz

2. Provisional Release from International Remand Detention
Andrew Trotter

PART II INTERNATIONAL PENALTIES
3. Ius Puniendi and Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Criminal Law
Kai Ambos

4. Determinate and Indeterminate Sentences of Imprisonment in International Criminal Justice
Dirk Van Zyl Smit

5. Fines and Forfeiture in International Criminal Justice
Rebecca Young

PART III INTERNATIONAL SENTENCING
6. International Sentencing: Law and Practice
Silvia D’Ascoli

7. Judicial Cross-Referencing in the Sentencing Practice of International(ized) Criminal Courts and Tribunals
Annika Jones

PART IV INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
8. The Transfer of the Execution of Sentences of the International Criminal Court in Light of Inter-State Practice
Harmen Van Der Wilt

9. Rule 11bis: Exploring the Penal Aspects of Transferring Cases to National Courts by the Ad Hoc Tribunals
Olympia Bekou

PART V INTERNATIONAL IMPRISONMENT
10. State Cooperation in the Enforcement of Sentences
Göran Sluiter

11. Limiting the Objectives of the Enforcement of International Punishment
Denis Abels

12. Rehabilitating International Prisoners
Barbora Holá and Joris Van Wijk

PART VI INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, OVERSIGHT AND SUPERVISION
13. International Penal Law: Aligned with or Autonomous from International Human Rights Law?
Lorna Mcgregor

14. Oversight of International Imprisonment: The Committee for the Prevention of Torture
Sonja Snacken and Nik Kiefer

15. Enforcement of Sentences and Oversight of Prisoners Convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Teresa Anne Doherty and Shireen Avis Fisher

PART VII ALTERNATIVES TO CUSTODIAL PUNISHMENT
16. International Punishment from ‘Other’ Perspectives
Mark A. Drumbl

17. The International Criminal Court’s Regime of Victim Redress: Non-Punitive Responses to Crimes Under the Rome Statute
Conor Mccarthy

PART VIII DEVELOPING THE INTERNATIONAL PENAL SYSTEM
18. Creating an International Prison
Margaret M. Penrose

19. The Costs of Suspicion: A Critical Analysis of the Compensation Scheme Established By Article 85(3) of the Rome Statute
Róisín Mulgrew

Conclusion

Index