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The UN international criminal tribunals : the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone / William A. Schabas.

Author/Creator:
Schabas, William, 1950- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Subjects:
International criminal courts.
International criminal courts -- Rules and practice.
International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Summary:
This book is a guide to the law that applies in the three international criminal tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, set up by the UN during the period 1993 to 2002 to deal with atrocities and human rights abuses committed during conflict in those countries. Building on the work of an earlier generation of war crimes courts, these tribunals have developed a sophisticated body of law concerning the elements of the three international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes), and forms of participation in such crimes, as well as other general principles of international criminal law, procedural matters and sentencing. The legacy of the tribunals will be indispensable as international law moves into a more advanced stage, with the establishment of the International Criminal Court. Their judicial decisions are examined here, as well as the drafting history of their statutes and other contemporary sources.
Contents:
Creation of the tribunals
The legitimacy and legality of the tribunals
Sources of law
Territorial, personal and temporal jurisdiction
Subject-matter jurisdiction generally
Genocide
Crimes against humanity
War crimes
General principles of law
Investigation and pre-trial procedure
Trial and post-trial procedure
Evidence
Rights of the accused
Punishment
Structure and administration of the tribunals.
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9780511617478 (ebook)
9780521846578 (hardback)
9780521609081 (paperback)
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