Modern International Criminal Justice

The Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court

By Raphael Kamuli

Scrutinizing all the relevant case law of the International Criminal Court (ICC), this book elucidates the paradigm that the ICC's jurisprudence represents in international criminal justice. It presents in-depth knowledge of how contemporary international criminal justice preserves, departs from, or extends the principles that have developed since the Nuremberg Trials. It explains how the Court affirms that the most serious crimes of international concern must not go unpunished. Modern International Criminal Justice looks at the clear universalist approach taken by the ICC, and demonstrates how this, both procedurally and substantively, distinguishes the Court from other international criminal tribunals. The book further explains the solid embedment of human rights law and victim-based justice into contemporary international criminal justice. It particularly demonstrates how a jurisprudential balance is struck between the determination to end impunity and the need for a fair and impartial trial. With regard to victim-based justice, it particularly elucidates the rights of the victims before the ICC to participate in the proceedings and to receive reparations. The book is a primary and authoritative source for the interpretation of the Rome Statute - the governing instrument of the ICC - and the evolution of international criminal justice as a response to unimaginable atrocities that victimize humankind. It clearly demonstrates how the jurisprudence of the ICC attempts to remedy the deficiencies of earlier international criminal tribunals. [Subject: Criminal Justice, International Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law]

Publication Date: 9/4/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780682433