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International Criminal Law

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ISBN-10: 0199259119

ISBN-13: 9780199259113

Edition: 1st 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Antonio Cassese

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This new book by Cassese provides a clear and concise account of the principles governing international crimes and an outline of international criminal trials. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it expounds the fundamentals of both substantive and procedural international criminal law, providing a theoretical framework to all the rules, principles, concepts, and legal constructs key to the subject. It also offers extensive treatment of the most significant traditional and novel cases in English, as well as unique English translations of a selection of relevant judgments in Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish,…    
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction Fundamentals of International Criminal Law
General Features of International Criminal Law
Notion of International Crimes
Sources of International Criminal Law
Historical Evolution of International Crimes
The Reaction of the International Community to the Increasing Perpetration of International Crimes
Substantive Criminal Law
International Crimes
War Crimes
How to Establish Whether a Serious Violation of International Humanitarian Law Has Been Criminalized
Objective Elements of the Crime
Subjective Elements
Crimes Against Humanity
Origin of the Notion
Objective Elements of the Crime
Subjective Elements
The Possible Authors of the Crime
The Possible Victims
Objective Elements
Subjective Elements
Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Objective and Subjective Elements
Appraisal of International Political Bodies v Judicial Findings
Objective and Subjective Elements
Trans-National, State-Sponsored, or State-Condoned Terrorism
Objective and Subjective Elements
Fundamentals of International Criminal Responsibility
General Principles
Preliminary Remarks
The Principles of Individual Criminal Responsibility
The Principles of Legality of Crimes (nullum crimen sine lege)
The Principle of Legality of Penalties (nulla poena sine proevia lege)
Mens Rea
The Methodological Problem
Culpable Negligence
The ICC Statute
Judicial Determination of the Subjective Element
Circumstances Excluding Criminal Liability: Justifications
Customary International Law
The ICC Statute
Other Circumstances Excluding Criminal Liability: Excuses
Distinction Between Circumstances Where the Lack of Mens Rea Derives from the Absence of Individual Autonomy (A), and Circumstances Where Mens Rea is Absent on account of Other Causes (B)
(A) Insanity or Mental Disorder
(B) Superior Order
Mistake of Fact
Mistake of Law
General: Various Classes of Immunities
Functional and Personal Immunities Provided for in International Customary Law
The Customary International Rule Lifting Functional Immunities in the Case of International Crimes
International Personal Immunities
National Personal Immunities
Perpetration and Other Forms of Participation in Criminal Conduct
Participation in a Common Criminal Design, Entailing Liability for All the Acts Following form the Criminal Design
Participation in a Common Criminal Design Involving Liability for the Foreseeable Crimes of Other Participants
Aiding and Abetting
Inchoate Crimes