20 juillet 2015

OUVRAGE : C. Stahn (ed.), The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court

Kadidiatou HAMA

The International Criminal Court is a controversial and important body within international law; one that is significantly growing in importance, particularly as other international criminal tribunals close down. After a decade of Court practice, this book takes stock of the activities of the International Criminal Court, identifying the key issues in need of re-thinking or potential reform. It provides a systematic and in-depth thematic account of the law and practice of the Court, including its changes context, the challenges it faces, and its overall contribution to international criminal law. The book is written by over forty leading practitioners and scholars from both inside and outside the Court. They provide an unparallelled insight into the Court as an institution, its jurisprudence, the impact of its activities, and its future development.

The work addresses the ways in which the practice of the International Criminal Court has emerged, and identifies ways in which this practice could be refined or improved in future cases. The book is organised along six key themes: (i) the context of International Criminal Court investigations and prosecutions; (ii) the relationship of the Court to domestic jurisdictions; (iii) prosecutorial policy and practice; (iv) the applicable law; (v) fairness and expeditiousness of proceedings; and (vi) its impact and lessons learned. It shows the ways in which the Court has offered fresh perspectives on the theorization and conception of crimes, charges and individual criminal responsibility. It examines the procedural framework of the Court, including the functioning of different stages of proceedings. The Court's decisions have significant repercussions: on domestic law, criminal theory, and the law of other international courts and tribunals. In this context, the book assesses the extent to which specific approaches and assumptions, both positive and negative, regarding the potential impact of the Court are in need of re-thinking. This book will be essential reading for practitioners, scholars, and students of international criminal law.


More than a Court, Less than a Court, Several Courts in One? - The International Criminal Court in Perspective, Carsten Stahn

Part 1. Context, Challenges, and Constraints
The International Criminal Court (ICC) and Double Standards of International Justice, Richard Dicker
The ICC and the Politics of Peace and Justice, Leslie Vinjamuri
The Relationship between the ICC and the United Nations Security Council, Deborah Ruiz Verduzco
The ICC and the AU, Anton Du Plessis & Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
How Much Money Does the ICC Need?, Stuart Ford
The ICC and the ASP, Jonathan O'Donohue
Part 2. The Relationship to Domestic Jurisdictions
Jurisdiction, Rod Rastan
Ad hoc Declarations of Acceptance of Jurisdiction: The Palestinian Situation under Scrutiny, Mohamed M. El Zeidy
Self-Referrals as an Indication of the Inability of States to Cope with Non-State Actors, Harmen van der Wilt
Admissibility Challenges Before the ICC: From Quasi-Primacy to Qualified Deference?, Carsten Stahn
The ICC and its Relationship to Non-States Parties, Robert Cryer
The Frog that Wanted to Be an Ox : The ICCs Approach to Immunities, Dov Jacobs
Part 3. Prosecutorial Policy and Practice
Putting Complementarity in its Place, Paul Seils
Investigative Management, Strategies, and Techniques of the ICCs OTP, Susana Sá Couto and Katherine Cleary Thompson
The Selection of Situations and Cases by the OTP of the ICC, Fabricio Guariglia and Emeric Rogier
Selecting Situations and Cases, William Schabas
Accountability of International Prosecutors, Jenia Iontcheva Turner 

Part 4. The ICC and Its Applicable Law
Article 21 and the Hierarchy of Sources of Law before the ICC, Gilbert Bitti
The Rome Statute and the Attempted Corseting of the Interpretative Judicial Function: Reflections on Sources of Law and Interpretative Technique, Joseph Powderly
Perpetration and Participation in Article 25(3), Elies van Sliedregt
Co-Perpetration: German Dogmatik or German Invasion?, Jens David Ohlin
Indirect Perpetration, Thomas Weigend
Forms of Accessorial Liability under Article 25(3)(b) and (c), Hector Olasolo
The ICC and Common Purpose: What Contribution is Required under Article 25(3)(d)?, Kai Ambos
Command Responsibility under Article 28 of the Rome Statute, Alejandro Kiss
Rethinking the Mental Elements in the Jurisprudence of the ICC, Mohamed Elewa Badar and Sara Porro
The ICCs First Encounter with the Crime of Genocide : The Case against Al Bashir, Claus Kreß
Crimes against Humanity: A Better Policy on Policy, Darryl Robinson
Charging War Crimes: Policy and Prognosis from a Military Perspective, Michael A. Newton
The Characterization of Armed Conflict in the Jurisprudence of the ICC, Anthony Cullen
The Crime of Aggression, Roger S. Clark
La Lutte Continue: Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Violence at the ICC, Niamh Hayes
Cumulative Charges and Cumulative Convictions, Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg
Part 5. Fairness and Expeditiousness of ICC Proceedings
The International Criminal Standard of Proof at the ICC: Beyond Reasonable Doubt or Beyond Reason?, Simon De Smet
Confirmation of Charges, Ignaz Stegmiller
Trial Procedures, with a Particular Focus on the Relationship between the Proceedings of the Pre-Trial and Trial Chambers, Håkan Friman
Proportionate Sentencing at the ICC, Margaret M. deGuzman
The Role of the Appeals Chamber, Volker Nerlich
A Stick to Hit the Accused With: The Legal Recharacterization of Facts under Regulation 55, Kevin Jon Heller
Disclosure Challenges at the ICC, Alex Whiting
Sitting on Evidence: Systematic Failings in the ICC Disclosure Regime - Time for Reform, Karim A A Khan QC and Caroline Buisman
The Roads to Freedom: Interim Release in the Practice of the ICC, Aiste Dumbryte
Testifying behind Bars: Detained ICC Witnesses and Human Rights Protection, Joris van Wijk and Marjolein Cupido
External Support and Internal Coordination: The ICC and the Protection of Witnesses, Markus Eikel
Victim Participation Revisited: What the ICC is Learning about Itself, Sergey Vasiliev
The Rome Statutes Regime of Victim Redress: Challenges and Prospects, Conor McCarthy
Part 6. Impact, 'Legacy', and Lessons Learned
The Deterrent Effect of the ICC on the Commission of International Crimes by Government Leaders, Nick Grono and Anna de Courcy Wheeler
The ICC and Capacity Building at the National Level, Olympia Bekou
Completion, Legacy, and Complementarity at the ICC, Elizabeth Evenson and Alison Smith
A Look towards the Future: The ICC and Lessons Learnt, Philipp Ambach

Carsten STAHN (ed.), The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court,
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015
(1140 pp.)

Edited by Carsten Stahn, Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice, Leiden University. Carsten Stahn is Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden University and Program Director of the Grotius Centre. He is the author of The Law and Practice of International Territorial Administration: Versailles to Iraq and Beyond. He has published articles on international criminal law and transitional justice in leading international journals (American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Harvard International Law Journal), and edited several collections of essays in the field.

Philipp Ambach - International Criminal Court 
Kai Ambos - University of Göttingen 
Mohamed Elewa Badar - Brunel University 
Olympia Bekou - University of Nottingham 
Gilbert Bitti - International Criminal Court
Andrew Cayley QC - ECCC 
Caroline Buisman - Brunel University 
Roger S Clark - Rutgers University 
Robert Cryer - University of Birmingham 
Anthony Cullen - Middlesex University 
Marjolein Cupido - VU University Amsterdam 
Simon De Smet - Cambridge University 
Margaret M. deGuzman - Temple University 
Richard Dicker - Human Rights Watch 
Aiste Dumbryte - European Court of Human Rights 
Anton du Plessis - Institute for Security Studies 
Markus Eikel - International Criminal Court 
Mohamed M. El Zeidy - International Criminal Court 
Elizabeth Evenson - Human Rights Watch 
Stuart Ford - John Marshall Law School 
Håkan Friman - University College London 
Nick Grono - International Crisis Group 
Fabricio Guariglia - International Criminal Court 
Niamh Hayes - Institute for International Criminal Investigations 
Kevin John Heller - University of Melbourne 
Dov Jacobs - Leiden University 
Karim A.A. Khan QC - Temple Garden Chambers 
Alejandro Kiss - International Criminal Court 
Claus Kress - University of Cologne 
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze - Institute for Security Studies, South Africa 
Conor McCarthy - Doughty Street Chambers 
Volker Nerlich - International Criminal Court 
Michael Newton - Vanderbilt University 
Jonathan O'Donohue - Amnesty International 
Jens David Ohlin - Cornell Law School 
Hector Olasolo - El Rosario University, Colombia 
Sara Porro - University of Hamburg 
Joseph Powderly - Leiden University 
Rod Rastan - International Criminal Court 
Darryl Robinson - Queen's University, Toronto 
Emeric Rogier - International Criminal Court 
Enrique Carnero Rojo - International Criminal Court 
Susana SáCouto - American University, Washington College of Law 
William A. Schabas - Middlesex & Leiden University 
Paul Seils - International Centre for Transitional Justice 
Alison Smith - Legal Counsel and Director for International Criminal Justice Programme for No Peace Without Justice 
Carsten Stahn - Leiden University 
Ignaz Stegmiller - University of Giessen 
Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg - University of Bonn 
Katherine Cleary Thompson - American University, Washington College of Law 
Jenia Iontcheva Turner - SMU Dedman School of Law 
Harmen van der Wilt - University of Amsterdam 
Elies van Sliedregt - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Sergey Vasiliev - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Deborah Ruiz Verduzco - International Criminal Court 
Leslie Vinjamuri - Centre for the International Politics of Conflict 
Thomas Weigend - University of Köln 
Anna de Courcy Wheeler - International Crisis Group 
Alex Whiting - Harvard Law School 

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