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The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court

Authors: Tsilonis, Victor

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  • Provides a succinct but holistic presentation of the most important issues related to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • Emphasises contemporary cases (especially Palestine and Libya)
  • Considers a wide range of historical, political, geostrategic, international and legal factors
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The book provides a holistic examination of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The main focus is placed on the three pillars which form the ICC’s  foundation pursuant to the Rome Statute:

  • the preconditions to the exercise of its jurisdiction (Article 12 Rome Statute)
  • the substantive competence, i.e. the core crimes (Article 5-8bis Rome Statute, i.e. genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crime of aggression)
  • the principle of complementarity (Article 17§1 (a) Rome Statute)

The latter governs the ICC's ‘ultimate jurisdiction’, since it is not merely sufficient for a crime to be within the Court's jurisdiction (according to the substantive, geographical, personal and temporal jurisdictional criteria), but the State Party must also be unwilling or unable genuinely to carry out the investigation or prosecution.

Finally yet importantly, the main ‘negative preconditions’ for the Court’s jurisdiction, i.e. immunities (Article 27 Rome Statute) and exceptions via Security Council referrals are thoroughly examined.The book is an excellent resource for scholars as well as practitioners and notably contributes to the existing literature.

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 “Consequently, this is one of the first monographs amid the abundant literature on the International Criminal Court that attempts to examine the breadth and depth of the issues raised in relation to the preconditions for exercising the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (Article 12 ICCRSt) and the principle of complementarity, taking into account the ‘ubiquitous’ factor of international politics  as well as contemporary historical data and evidence that are often ignored or overlooked, such as the internal circulars of the ICC Prosecutor’s Office… The work of Victor Tsilonis, a very promising new scholar, fills a significant gap in the literature and opens up new pathways in the field of Public International Law."

Nestor Courakis , Emeritus Professor at the University of Athens


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21526-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21525-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court
Authors
Translated by
Tsanta, A.
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21526-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21526-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21525-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 283
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