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Interpreting crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Leena Grover

"The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines more than ninety crimes that fall within the Court's jurisdiction: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression. How these crimes are interpreted contributes to findings of individual criminal liability, and moreover impacts upon the perceived legitimacy of the Court. And yet, to date, there is no agreed approach to interpreting these definitions. This book offers practitioners and scholars a guiding principle, arguments and aids necessary for the interpretation of international crimes. Leena Grover surveys the jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR before presenting a model of interpretive reasoning that integrates the guidance within the Rome Statute itself with articles 31-33 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Foreword Claus Kreß 1. Introduction 2. The state of the art Annex: aids to interpretation 3. Guiding interpretive principle 4. Challenges to the principle of legality 5. Operationalizing the principle of legality 6. Custom as an aid to interpretation 7. Internal indicia of codification 8. External indicia of codification 9. The Vienna Convention (1969) and aids to interpretation 10. Conclusions. AuthorLeena Grover, Universität Zürich Leena Grover is a Habilitation Candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has worked for a number of adjudicatory bodies including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Court. ContributorsClaus Kreß Related Books Modern Treaty Law and Practice ; Interpreting WTO Agreements Problems and Perspectives ; Aggression and Crimes Against Peace ; Modern Treaty Law and Practice ; Modern Treaty Law and Practice ; Interpreting WTO Agreements Problems and Perspectives ; 1234 PreviousNext
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xiv, 459 pages, 24 cm.

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