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Future Perspectives on International Criminal Justice

2010 Editor: Dr Carsten Stahn , Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
Editor: Dr Larissa van den Herik, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands



  • Published: 2010
  • Pages: xxii + 693 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

International criminal law is shaped by the influence of individual scholars and the impact of specific rulings and legal frameworks. This volume provides a fresh perspective on the table of contents of international criminal law. It revisits the sources, treatment and reception of doctrine and jurisprudence from an inter-generational perspective. It analyses the role of scholars and practitioners (e.g, Arendt, Damaška, Cassese) on the conceptualisation of law and jurisprudence.

Then, it assesses the goals and scope of international criminal law, including contemporary developments relating to the interplay between international and domestic jurisdiction (e.g., verticality, complementarity, gravity), the role of actors (e.g., state crime, corporations, private military companies) and crime definitions (aggression, child recruitment).

This is followed by a review of key concepts of individual responsibility (e.g, joint criminal enterprise, co-perpetration, conspiracy) and procedural law (e.g., role of witnesses and victims, arrest).

Geared to academics, practitioners and NGOs.

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