Treatise on International Criminal Law: Volume I: Foundations and General Part (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780192844262

Kai Ambos
640 ページ
171 x 246 mm

Since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, international criminal law has rapidly grown in importance. This second edition of the first volume of an acclaimed three-volume Treatise on International Criminal Law deals with the foundations and general part of international criminal law, and general principles of international criminal justice. Taking into account the scholarly literature, not only sources written in English but also in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, the book draws on the author's extensive academic work and practical experience in international criminal law. This second edition of the authoritative volume has been completely revised, updated, and rewritten in some parts. These comprehensive updates ensure that Kai Ambos' Treatise remains an indispensable reference work for academics and practitioners of international criminal law.


1 International Criminal Justice Institutions: From the First Ad Hoc Tribunals and Their Precedents to the ICC and Beyond
2 Concept, Function, and Sources of International Criminal Law
3 Imputation and General Structure of Crime in International Criminal Law
4 Individual Criminal Responsibility
5 Omission, in Particular Command Responsibility
6 Attempt as a Special Form of Individual Criminal Responsibility
7 The Subjective Requirements of International Crimes
8 Grounds Excluding Responsibility ('Defences')


Kai Ambos holds the Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law, International Criminal Law and Public International Law at the Georg-August-University Gottingen, Germany. Previously he worked, inter alia, at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany and has been involved in the Criminal Justice Reform in Latin America and Eastern Europe since then. He served as a Judge at the Provincial Court (Landgericht) of Lower Saxony in Gottingen from 24 March 2006 to 7 February 2017 (from January 2015 to 30 September 2015 delegated to the Appeals Court (Oberlandesgericht) Braunschweig); with his appointment as Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), The Hague, on 7 February 2017 he took leave from this judicial position. On 6 December 2017 he was appointed as Advisor (Amicus Curiae) to the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace.