Revised edition of: International criminal law, second edition, 2008.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Fundamentals of international criminal law
The principal of legality
The elements of international crimes, in particular, the mental element
Crimes against humanity
Genocide / revised by Paola Gaeta
Torture and aggression / revised by Mary Fan
Perpetration : in particular joint and indirect perpetration / revised by Laurel Baig
Omission liability and superior responsibility / revised by Laurel Baig
Other modes of criminal liability and inchoate crimes / revised by Laurel Baig
Justification and excuses / revised by Christopher Gosnell
Obedience to superior orders and official capacity / revised by Christopher Gosnell and Paola Gaeta
International criminal courts
The repression of international crimes in domestic jurisdictions / revised by Paola Gaeta
International versus national jurisdiction / revised by Alex Whiting
Legal impediments to the exercise of criminal jurisdiction
The adoption of the essential features of the adversarial system / revised by Christopher Gosnell
Investigation and trial before international criminal courts / revised by Christopher Gosnell
Appeals and enforcement / revised by Laurel Baig.
Provides a clear 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.