« I strongly endorse this latest and invaluable addition to the development and study of international criminal law and commend its contribution to ensuring that this discourse is accessible and understandable. » Judge 0-Gon Kwon, Vice-President, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Written by leading academics and practitioners International Criminal Law : Cases and Commentary provides an authoritative source for students and academics in the fields of public international law and international criminal Law.
International Criminal Law : Cases and Commentary presents a comprehensive practice-oriented explanation of the development of major areas in substantive international criminal law through a selection of key illustrative cases from domestic and international jurisdictions.
The book focuses on Law related to individual criminal liability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and aggression, with specific attention paid to sources of international criminal Law, fundamental principles of criminal responsibility, and defences.
The decisions presented in the book are helpfully accompanied by short introductions setting out the circumstances of each case and brief commentaries on the importance of the decision and principles illustrated.
« International Criminal Law has received a strong impetus with the developments of International Criminal Courts. This long-awaited handbook, by the best experts and internationally recognized authors in the field today, is an indispensable tool for litigation and scholarship. » Judge Françoise Tulkens, Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights
« A wonderful teaching book, this combines carefully chosen excerpts from judicial decisions and other relevant sources with learned commentary, questions, and further reading. It is everything a student and a lecturer could ask for, providing a strong basic introduction to the principles of international criminal law. » Prof. William Schabas, National University of Ireland, Galway
Antonio Cassese is President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He is the author of textbooks on International Law and International Criminal Law as well as being an editor of the Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice (al OUP publications).
Guido Acquaviva works as Chef de Cabinet of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and is co-chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice.
Mary Fan is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law.
Alex Whiting is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.