Thursday, December 2, 2010

Read On! ICL Handbook

(Delighted to welcome back alumna Nadia Bernaz, who contributes this Read On! guest post)

It is a pleasure to come back on IntLawGrrls (my previous posts are here and here) to announce the Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law, published last month.
I co-edited the Handbook with Professor William A. Schabas, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. We wanted to put together a book that would provide a reader new to the area with an introduction to this fast-growing area of law. But, at the same time, we did not want to edit a mere textbook. The whole idea was to give our contributors (who include a number of IntLawGrrls besides myself: Fiona de Londras, Leila Nadya Sadat, Margaret deGuzman, and Nancy Amoury Combs) the freedom to express their opinions, as scholars, on the areas they were asked to write on.
We are really happy with the results as our contributors have manage to deliver concise, original and provocative papers which, combined together in one single publication, make this book greatly relevant to students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.
Here is the table of contents:

1. Introduction, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz

Part 1: Historical and Institutional Framework
2. Trial at Nuremberg, Guénaël Mettraux
3. The Tokyo Trial, Neil Boister
4. The Trials of Eichmann, Barbie and Finta, Joseph Powderly
5. The Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals: Launching a New Era of Accountability, Michael P. Scharf and Margaux Day
6. The International Criminal Court, David Scheffer
7. Hybrid Tribunals, Fidelma Donlon

Part 2: The Crimes
8. Genocide, Paola Gaeta
9. Crimes Against Humanity, Margaret M. deGuzman
10. War Crimes, Anthony Cullen
11. Aggression, Nicolaos Strapatsas
12. Terrorism as an International Crime, Fiona De Londras
13. Drug Crimes and Money Laundering, Robert Cryer

Part 3: The Practice of International Tribunals
14. Understanding the Complexities of International Criminal Tribunal Jurisdiction, Leila Sadat
15. Admissibility in International Criminal Law, Mohamed M. El Zeidy
16. Defences to International Crimes, Shane Darcy
17. Participation in Crimes in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR, Mohamed Elewa Badar
18. International Criminal Procedures: Trial and Appeal Procedures, Hakan Friman
19. Sentencing and Penalties, Nadia Bernaz
20. State Cooperation and Transfers, Judge Kimberley Prost
21. Evidence, Nancy Combs

Part 4: Key Issues in International Criminal Law
22. The Rise and Fall of Universal Jurisdiction, Luc Reydams
23. Immunities, Rémy Prouvèze
24. Truth Commissions, Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm
25. State Responsibility and International Crimes, Eric Wyler and León Castellanos-Jankiewicz
26. International Criminal Law and Victims’ Rights, Carla Ferstman
27. Amnesties, Louise Mallinder
28. International Criminal Law and Human Rights, Thomas Margueritte
29. Conclusion, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz

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