The Annotated Digest of the International Criminal Court is an annual or biennial series, which compiles a selection of the most significant legal findings rendered in public decisions of the International Criminal Court. It is devised, first and foremost, as a reference tool for academics and practitioners of international criminal law to enable efficient and thorough research of ICC jurisprudence.
Abstracts of the legal findings are selected based on the following criteria:
1) clarification or interpretation of a rule or a point of law;
2) application of a specific rule as applied by a Chamber; or
3) findings or rulings which are otherwise meaningful with respect to international justice, human rights, international humanitarian law.
Each abstract is inserted after the article(s) of the Statute, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Regulations of the Court to which it corresponds, together with a short description or summary of its relevance. This quick reference system makes it easy to refer to other decisions quoted elsewhere in the
The series published one volume over the last 5 years.
“This is the first in what is sure to become a prominent series of volumes about the work of the I.C.C. Researchers will be delighted that this volume 1 is dedicated to having the Rome Statue, Evidence Rules, and Regulations all within a single deft volume.”
Newsletter UN21 Interest Group, Issue #38: May 2008
“… 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)