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Cassese's International Criminal Law (3rd edn)  

Antonio CasseseFormer President, Special Tribunal for LebanonClose
Paola GaetaProfessor of International Criminal Law, University of GenevaClose
Published in Print: 31 January 2013 Published Online:June 2013
ISBN: 9780199694921
Publisher:Oxford University Press


This third edition of Cassese’s International Criminal Law provides an account of the main substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it discusses: the historical evolution of international criminal law; the legal definition of the so-called core crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide) plus aggression, torture and terrorism; the forms and modes of criminal responsibility; and the main issues related to the prosecution and punishment of international crimes at the national and international level, including amnesties, statutes of limitations and immunities. The book guides the reader through a vast array of cases and materials from a number of jurisdictions, providing analysis that brings the political and human contexts to the fore. The International Criminal Court and all the other modern international criminal courts are fully covered, both as regards their structure, functioning and proceedings, and as far as their case law is concerned.

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