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Title:The International Criminal Court: challenges to achieving justice and accountability in the 21st century
Editors:Ellis, Mark S.ISNI
Goldstone, Richard J.ISNI
Year:2008
Pages:420
Language:English
Series:IDEA sourcebooks on contemporary controversies
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:International Debate Education Association
ISBN:9781932716429
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:International Criminal Court
Abstract:The International Criminal Court (ICC) is engaged at present in four situations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, the Central African Republic, and Darfur in Sudan. This collective volume brings together a wide variety of resources on the history, structure, and mandate of the ICC. It presents a general overview of the court and offers a series of articels on issues that pose a particular challenge to the court, including gender-based crimes, the struggle to define aggression, and the need for the ICC to rely on governments to execute its rulings. Chapters include: 1. The history of the ICC (coverview by the UN, contribtuions by Robert Badinter and Fausto Pocar); 2. The ICC's structure (ICC, William A. Schabas, Dominic McGoldrick); 3. The principle of complementarity (Paolo Benvenuti, Mireille Delmas-Marty, Mark S. Ellis); The United States and the ICC (statements by David J. Scheffer and Richard Dicker, article from the Economist, contribution by W. Michael Reisman, article from the American Journal of International Law); 5. Implementing the ICC's Statute (Darryl Robinson, Dominic McGoldrick, Ling Yan); 6. Gender crimes under the ICC (Mark S. Ellis, Human Rights Watch, press release by Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, Marlise Simons, Elizabeth-Merry Condon); 7. Rethinking the crime of aggression (William A. Schabas, Coalition for the International Criminal Court); 8. The UN Security Council and referrals (Dan Sarooshi, press release UN on Darfur, Franklin Berman); 9. ICC enforcement capabilities and its future (Philippe Kirsch, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Antonio Cassese, Kasaija Phillip Apuuli). The book concludes with and appendix containing the text of the Rome Statute, a sample Warrant of Arrest, and the Internaitonal Bar Association Resolution in Support of the ICC. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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