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International Criminal Law Series (ICA-Press)


Editors: Willem-Jan van der Wolf, Donja de Ruiter, John Darcy, Sara Fiorentini and Irma Piccolo 

 

International criminal law is a body of public international law designed to prohibit certain categories of conduct commonly viewed as serious atrocities and to make perpetrators of such conduct criminally accountable for their perpetration. The core crimes under international law are genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. “Classical” international law governs the relationships, rights, and responsibilities of states. Criminal law generally deals with prohibitions addressed to individuals, and penal sanctions for violation of those prohibition imposed by individual states. International criminal law comprises elements of both in that although its sources are those of international law, its consequences are penal sanctions imposed on individuals. Some precedents in international criminal law can be found in the time before World War I. However, it was only after the war that a truly international crime tribunal was envisaged to try perpetrators of crimes committed in this period.

After the beginning of the war in Bosnia, the United Nations Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993 and, after the genocide in Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1994. The International Law Commission had commenced preparatory work for the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court in 1993; in 1998, at a diplomatic conference in Rome, the Rome Statute establishing the ICC was signed. The ICC issued its first arrest warrants in 2005.

In this series separate books illustrate different aspects of International Criminal Law. Each volume starts with an introduction to the related subject and contains the most important documents, jurisprudence and other information
related to that subject.


Overview of the Collection (Covers):

Volume 1

War Crimes and international criminal law

Volume 2

Genocide and international criminal law

Volume 3

Aggression and international criminal law

Volume 4

Crimes against Humanity and international criminal law

Volume 5

The rights of parties and international criminal law

Volume 6

The Ad Hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court

Volume 7

Rape and International Criminal Law

Volume 8

Terrorism and International Criminal Law

Volume 9

The Mental Element in International Criminal Law

Volume 11

MICT the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals and International Criminal Law

Volume 12

Philosophy and Theory
and international criminal law

Volume 13

Preliminary Examination
and international criminal law; 
The practice of preliminary examination: realities and constraints, case studies or situation analysis

Volume 14

Preliminary Examination and international criminal law;

The practice of preliminary examination: case studies or situation analysis; part 2

Volume 15

Preliminary Examination
and international criminal law; 

The normative framework
of preliminary examination

Volume 16

Preliminary Examination
and international criminal law;

Thematic preliminary examination

Overview of the Collection (details)

1. War Crimes and international criminal law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-021-6 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-077-3 (Softcover)

2. Genocide and international criminal law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-022-3 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-078-0 (Softcover)

3. Aggression and international criminal law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-079-7 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-080-3 (Softcover)

4. Crimes against Humanity and international criminal law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-081-0 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-082-7 (Softcover)

5. The rights of parties and international criminal law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-083-4 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-084-1 (Softcover)

6. The Ad Hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court
ISBN: 978-90-5887-085-8 (Hardcover)
ISBN:978-90-5887-086-5 (Softcover)

7. Rape and International Criminal Law

ISBN: 978-90-5887-161-0 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-111-4 (softcover)

8. Terrorism and International Criminal Law
ISBN: 978-90-5587-168-8 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-167-1 (softcover)

9. The Mental Element in International Criminal Law
ISBN: 978-90-5587-189-3 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-188-6 (softcover)

11. MICT the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals and International Criminal Law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-294-4(Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-295-1 (Softcover)

12. Philosophy and Theory and international criminal law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-297-5(Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-298-2 (Softcover)

13. Preliminary Examination and international criminal law;  The practice of preliminary examination: realities and constraints, case studies or situation analysis; part 1
ISBN: 978-90-5887-300-2 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-301-9 (Softcover)

14. Preliminary Examination and international criminal law; The practice of preliminary examination: case studies or situation analysis; part 2
ISBN: 978-90-5887-302-6 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-303-3 (Softcover)

15. Preliminary Examination and international criminal law; The normative framework of preliminary examination
ISBN: 978-90-5887-307-1 (Hardcover)
ISBN:978-90-5887-308-8 (Softcover)

16. Preliminary Examination and international criminal law; Thematic preliminary examination
ISBN: 978-90-5887-309-5 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-311-8 (softcover)

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17. Prosecution of International Sex Crimes and International Criminal Law
ISBN: 978-90-5887-312-5 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-313-3 (softcover)

18. Historical facts of International Criminal Law; part 1
ISBN: 978-90-5887-314-9 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-90-5887-315-6 (softcover)

 

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Updated frequently
Standing order possible
Soft/Hardcover binding