The Contours of International Prosecutions

As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction

By Elinor Fry

By nature, core international crimes have indistinct factual parameters. War crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide generally occur on a massive scale, spread out over a large geographical area and a long time span, involving many perpetrators at various distances from the crime scene(s). These characteristics make international crimes difficult to demarcate from the start (when determining the jurisdictional scope for the investigation in its earliest stage) to the finish (pronouncing the final judgment on the charges as delineated in the indictment). Taking the nature of international crimes as point of departure, this book addresses the delineation difficulties by exploring the jurisdictional and factual boundaries of international criminal prosecutions. This entails researching the legal aspects that influence demarcation - jurisdiction (in terms of scope as well as institutional influence), charges, and identifying material facts - by adequately distinguishing them from background information and evidence for the purpose of the indictment. *** "A truly impressive work of detailed and seminal scholarship...highly recommended, especially for academic library Judicial Studies and International War Crime Studies reference collections..." -- Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch: May 2016, The Judicial Studies Shelf [Subject: International Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law]


228 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Format: Ebooks
ISBN: 9789462744257

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