International Criminal Law

ISBN : 9780198728962

Douglas Guilfoyle
472 ページ
171 x 246 mm

This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to a fascinating subject area. Written with student needs at its heart, innovative features such as 'Counterpoint' and 'Pause for reflection' boxes highlight current debates and areas worthy of more detailed analysis, providing students with the tools they need to develop their knowledge and start thinking critically about the law. Learning outcomes open each chapter, and are complemented by closing summaries to further support student understanding. Structured in four parts, the book first sets out the key international law principles which assume special significance in relation to international criminal law before going on to consider international criminal tribunals, the prosecution of international crimes, and the 'core' international crimes which have been prosecuted to date. Finally, consideration is given to issues such as legal defences and immunities under international law. Written by an outstanding scholar and teacher, this user-friendly text offers a unique approach to the subject area, making it the ideal choice for those new to the subject area. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre hosting links to key international law documents, additional material on the victims of crime, and updates on important developments within the subject area.


Part I Foundations
1 The sources of international criminal law
2 Principles of state jurisdiction

Part II Prosecuting International Crimes
3 The prosecution of international crimes
4 Jurisdiction and structure of international criminal courts and tribunals
5 Investigations, prosecutions, evidence, and procedure
6 Fair trial rights, appeals, revision, and enforcement of sentences

Part III The Core International Crimes
7 Elements of international crimes
8 War crimes
9 Crimes against humanity
10 Genocide
11 Aggression

Part IV Defendants in International Criminal Trials
12 Modes of participation in crimes and concurrence of crimes
13 Defences
14 Jurisdictional immunities


Dr Douglas Guilfoyle is an Associate Professor at Monash University. Previously, he was Reader in International Law at University College London. He has acted as a consultant to government and international bodies, including serving as a special advisor to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into Somali piracy and assisting the legal issues working group of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. In 2012, the quality of his teaching was recognized when he was shortlisted for the UK Law Teacher of the Year Award and received a UCL Provost's Teaching Award.