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International Criminal Court (Statute) in the Gbagbo case. 1 Pre-Trial Chamber I inferred from this provision an alleged obligation for the Prosecutor to present the strongest possible case at the confirmation hearing, based on a largely completed investigation . 2 In so doing, the Majority of Pre

In: International Human Rights Law Review

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157180308X332748 Th e Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 7 (2008) 115–160 Th e International Criminal Court Dov Jacobs Researcher, European University Institute, Florence ( Noora Arajärvi Researcher

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals
Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court is a collection of essays by prominent international criminal law commentators, responsive to questions of interest to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Topics include:
• Jurisdiction: The 2008-2009 Gaza Issue
• The Obligation to Arrest in the Darfur Context
• Appropriate Limitations on Oversight
• The ICC and Prevention of Crimes
• Reparations
• Proving Mass Rape
• Focus on Africa: Is the ICC Biased?
• Increasing Rates of Apprehension and Arrest

Richard H. Steinberg is Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California (Los Angeles), and Editor-in-Chief of, a collaboration with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Fatou B. Bensouda, who wrote the foreword, is Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
This is the story and analysis of the unforeseen and astonishing success of negotiations by many countries to create a permanent international court to try atrocities. In 1998, 120 countries astounded observers worldwide and themselves by adopting the Rome Statute for an International Criminal Court. From this event began important and unprecedented changes in international relations and law.
This book is for those who want to know and understand the reasons and the story behind these historic negotiations or for those who may wonder how apparently conventional United Nations negotiations became so unusual and successful. This book is both for those who seek detailed legislative history, scholars or practitioners in international law and relations and those simply curious about how the Court came about.
This innovative book provides an incisive, knowledgeable and comprehensive study of the promises and limitations of the emerging phenomenon of surrender of individuals to international criminal courts, such as the International Criminal Court of the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Court of Rwanda (ICTR), and the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is the first study on this area.
The author analyses the distinctions and similarities with international extradition norms and persuasively establishes the international legal confinements of the surrender concept and the role of states and NATO-forces within this concept. In developing an international uniform framework for the surrender of individuals to international criminal courts, the author meticulously examines the Statutes of the ICTY, ICTR and ICC as well as their case law on this subject in conjunction with that of the European Court of Human Rights.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

1. Emerging Negative Attitudes towards Funding International Criminal Justice When the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute) was adopted on 17 July 1998, the modern system of international justice was relatively new. 2 The International Criminal Tribunals for the

In: International Criminal Law Review
The ability of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to function effectively is heavily dependent on cooperation because it does not possess its own enforcement mechanism. In Cooperation and the International Criminal Court: Perspectives from Theory and Practice, edited by Olympia Bekou and Daley J. Birkett, scholars and practitioners in international criminal law provide a detailed analysis of the ICC cooperation regime.

Chapters focus on the law and practice of State cooperation, the role of civil society and regional organisations, asset recovery for the purpose of reparations, policy issues and how technology-driven tools can strengthen the ICC cooperation regime in practice. This collection provides a unique insight into the current status of cooperation as well as future challenges for the ICC.