International Criminal Justice Series

International Criminal Tribunals and Human Rights Law

Adherence and Contextualization

Authors: Zeegers, Krit

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  • Examines the question whether and why international organizations are bound by international law
    Researches the source and content of International Criminal Tribunals’ obligation to respect international human rights law
    Provides an in-depth analysis of the way in which International Criminal Tribunals interpret and apply international human rights norms
    Contributes to broader debates about the interpretation and application of human rights norms in international law

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This book addresses the interpretation and application of human rights norms by International Criminal Tribunals (ICTs). Such Tribunals are widely heralded as human rights defenders. At the same time, however, they employ activities that necessary entail the risk of human rights violations: they conduct criminal investigations, arrest and detain individuals, and put them on trial. This book investigates this flip-side of the ICTs’ relationship with international human rights law, and focuses on the ICTs’ own interpretation and application of human rights norms.
First, the book addresses whether and how ICTs are bound by human rights law, since unlike states, they do not sign or ratify human rights conventions. Second, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the way in which ICTs interpret and apply human rights norms, compared to the way in which these norms are interpreted in a traditional state-context. Relying on the unique circumstances in which they operate, ICTs have often deviated from generally accepted interpretations of human rights. The author critically examines this so-called contextual approach and seeks to recommend ways in which ICTs can improve their interpretative practice by giving due regard to the context in which they operate, while still providing adequate human rights protection. 
Addressing the ICTs’ possible leeway in terms of contextualization, this book contributes to the broader debates about adherence to human rights norms in international law.
Krit Zeegers is an Associate at Allen & Overy LLP, Amsterdam, and previously worked as a researcher / junior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Criminal Tribunals and Human Rights Law
Book Subtitle
Adherence and Contextualization
Authors
Series Title
International Criminal Justice Series
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2016
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-102-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-102-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-101-2
Series ISSN
2352-6718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 434
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