The Annotated Digest of the International Criminal Court, 2009, is the fourth in a series of volumes which compile the most significant legal findings in public decisions rendered by the ICC. This volume addresses questions considered by the ICC in 2009 including substantive issues involving the elements of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and command responsibility, as well as questions about the right to legal assistance, the legal recharacterization of charges, and the participation of victims in proceedings before the Court.
Abstracts compiled in this series were selected based on the following criteria: (i) clarification of a legal issue or interpretation of a legal provision; (ii) implementation of a legal provision; and (iii) meaningfulness with respect to international justice, human rights, or international humanitarian law.
Cyril Laucci, Ph.D., works as a legal advisor in the Registry of the ICC. He has published numerous articles on international criminal law and served as the editor for the
Digest of Jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Brill, 2007).
International criminal law practitioners before the ICC, international tribunals, domestic courts, legal academic libraries, and all researchers interested in international criminal law and public humanitarian law.