International Criminal Procedure
Principles and Rules
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Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Based on a major research project, the study covers all procedural phases from the initiation of investigation to the appeals process. It pays special attention to the crosscutting themes which shape the contemporary discourse on international criminal justice, including the law of evidence, the defence issues, the procedural role of victims, and negotiated dismissal of international crime cases.
The book not only takes stock of the procedural legacy of the UN ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the International Criminal Court, but also reflects on the future directions of international criminal procedure. Investigating the tribunals' procedural law and practice through the prism of human rights law, domestic legal traditions, and tribunals' special objectives, the expert group puts forth proposals on how the challenges facing international criminal jurisdictions
can best be met.
International Criminal Procedure will be an indispensable work for practitioners involved in the adjudication of serious crimes on both national and international level, as well as international law students and academics.
Forlag: Oxford University Press
Format: 25 x 18 cm
«This is undoubtedly a monumental work, so much so that it holds the potential to contribute to the procedural regime of international criminal law in its own right c given the calibre of its editors and authors, the recommendations made in this work are likely to hold sway with the judiciaries of the ICC and the ad hoc tribunals...this volume represents one of the first concerted and comprehensive surveys of international criminal procedure to be carried out by a collective of leading thinkers in the field. Tomas Hamilton, Journal of International Criminal Justice The editors have amassed an army of very experienced practitioners and academics and the end result is spectacular. The reader will be able to trace in a jungle of developments all relevant rules, not only from a purely criminal perspective, but also their corresponding human rights angle, with an admirable coverage and commentary ... No doubt, this book will become an indispensable tool for all those involved professionally or academically in the area of international criminal procedure and is already the benchmark for future encyclopaedic works in the field. Ilias Bantekas, International Criminal Law Review 13 Containing a remarkably exhaustive study of the issues surrounding this nascent and specialized field of international law, International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules is an essential resource for both the scholar and practitioner of international criminal law. LexisNexis Legal Newsroom International Law Benefits from several excellent chapters by various well-chosen authors Sluiter et al. is impressive in its ability to implement its methodology in a rigorous and systematic manner. Furthermore, as the editors rightly note, 'the standard layout makes the group's reasoning and findings transparent and verifiable' Sluiter and his co-authors have created a very good and useful work of reference for practitioners and for anyone looking for the law in lesser known international criminal jurisdictions. Marko Divac Oberg, Leiden Journal of International Law»
Court. Friman has served as a member of the Swedish ICC delegation since 1996, including to the Rome Conference where he chaired informal sessions of the working group on procedural law. He is the author of numerous publications on international criminal law including the collaboration An Introduction to
International Criminal Law and Procedure (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed. 2010).
Goeran Sluiter is Professor of International Criminal Law, in particular the Law of International Criminal Procedure at the University of Amsterdam and lawyer at Bohler Advocaten (Amsterdam). As an ad-litem judge, Sluiter sat on the Van Anraat case, the first genocide case in the Netherlands. Previously, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam and a Lecturer in International Law at Utrecht University. He is the co-founder and co-editor (with
Prof. Andre Klip) of the series Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals. He has published an extensive number of publications and articles in journals, including the Journal of International Criminal Justice and International Criminal Law Review.
Dr. Suzannah Linton is Professor of International Law at Bangor Law School, Bangor University, in the United Kingdom. She is on the IEF Steering Board and coordinates Working Group 5 on Trial Proceedings. Professor Linton was previously at the University of Hong Kong, where she directed the LLM in Human Rights programme from 2005-2009. Professor Linton teaches Public International Law, and specialised options such as International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and International
Human Rights Law. Professor Linton has wide practical work experience with international courts and tribunals, and international organisations, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She recently launched a
major website providing global access to Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials, a forgotten post-World War II accountability process.
Prof. Salvatore Zappala is Professor of International Law, University of Catania, Italy. Before being awarded a PhD at the European University Institute in Florence (2000), he worked at the Registry and Chambers of the ICTY (1995-1997). His subsequent appointments include Associate Professor at the University of Pisa and the University of Florence and Scientific Project Manager of ETHICS - European Training in Higher International Criminal Sciences at the European University Institute.
Prof. Zappala has published extensively in the field of international criminal law. He is the author of Human Rights in International Criminal Proceedings (Oxford University Press, 2003). Prof. Zappala is also a member of the board of editors and managing editor of the Journal of International Criminal
Sergey Vasiliev is Research fellow in international criminal law, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam. Previously he was Managing Editor in the ACIL/HiiL Expert Framework on International Criminal Procedure and a Ph.D. researcher in international criminal procedure at the University of Amsterdam. He earned his law degree with specialisation in criminal prosecution in Russia (2003) and holds LL.M. in International and European Criminal Law from the University of Maastricht (2005, cum laude).
Prior to his academic work in international criminal law in the Netherlands, he practised civil law in Russia. He is the co-editor (with G. Sluiter) of International Criminal Procedure: Towards a Coherent Body of Law (2009) and the author of several publications in international law and
international and comparative criminal procedure.