The Annotated Digest of the International Criminal Court, 2007

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Editor: Cyril Laucci
The Annotated Digest of the International Criminal Court, 2007, is the second in a series that compiles the most significant legal findings from public decisions rendered by the International Criminal Court. The series is intended, foremost, as a tool for international criminal law practioners and academics interested in the work of the Court.

This volume covers the ICC's work in 2007 and reviews a number of milestones. Selected abstracts include the confirmation of charges against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the first arrestee in the Court's history, as well as the initiation of five new cases against Bosco Ntaganda, Germain Katanga, Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, Ahmad Harun, and Ali Kushayb. In total, 234 decisions were reviewed for this volume, a number roughly equivalent to those issued between 2004 and 2006, which demonstrates a significant increase in the Court's activity.

Abstracts included in this volume were selected based on the following criteria: (i) clarification of a legal issue or interpretation of a legal provision; (ii) implementation or application of a legal provision; and (iii) meaningfulness with respect to international justice, human rights, or international humanitarian law.

Abstracts are quoted in English, except when a translation has not yet been made available; in such circumstances, passages are provided in French and accompanied by a summary in English. Each abstract is organized under the relevant Statute, Rule of Procedure and Evidence, or Regulation of the Court, together with a short description of the topic. An index and reference system allow for easy reference to other decisions quoted in the Digest series.


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Biographical Note

Cyril Laucci, Ph.D., has worked for the ICTY, ICTR and SCSL Chambers, and as a Regional Legal Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross. He currently serves as a Legal Adviser in the Registry of the International Criminal Court.

Review Quotes

This digest, is a valuable tool for practitioners, academia and others who seek an introduction to or in-depth knowledge of the Court's jurisprudence. From the Foreword to Volume 2 by Silvana Arbia Praise for Volume I: 2004–2006 “… This book breathes life into the relatively dry Rome Statute, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence and the Regulations of the Court. It shows how the Prosecutor investigates and builds cases, how defendants try to present their version of the truth and how the ICC takes decisions based on the facts on record.” Leo Van den hole in Journal of International Criminal Justice 2008 6(4)

Table of contents

Foreword by Silvana Arbia, Registrar of the International Criminal Court Introduction Part I. Statute of the International Criminal Court Part II. Rules of Procedure and Evidence Part III. Regulations of the Court List of Reviewed Decisions Thematic Index Regulations of the Court

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