From Human Rights to International Criminal Law / Des droits de l'homme au droit international pénal

Studies in Honour of an African Jurist, the Late Judge Laïty Kama / Etudes en l'honneur d’un juriste africain, feu le juge Laïty Kama

Judge Laïty Kama, the first president of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, died 5 years ago. He was a Senegalese Judge, and a Human Rights expert within the United Nations. This collection of essays on international criminal law and human rights is published to honour him. They are signed by his colleagues of the Arbitrary Detention Working Group or new members, Judges from the ad hoc Tribunals and the International Criminal Court, Lawyers and Jurists from different places. Deep analysis of various human rights issues and the jurisprudence of the international criminal court and tribunals are provided here, to reflect areas of interest to the late Judge Kama.

Le juge Laïty Kama, premier président du Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda, est décédé il y a cinq ans de cela. Il était à la fois un juge au Sénégal, et un expert des droits de l'homme pour les Nations Unies. Ces mélanges viennent honorer sa mémoire. Les contributions sont signées d'anciens collègues experts ou juges, des juristes de tous les horizons et offrent une analyse approfondie de diverses questions de droits de l'homme et de droit international pénal, notamment la jurisprudence des juridictions pénales internationales, des champs d'intérêt pour feu le juge Kama.
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Biographical Note

Emmanuel Decaux, professor at Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). He has published on Public International Law and Human Rights. He is a Human rights expert within various International Organizations, notably UN, OSCE and Francophonie. He is currently a member of the Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme (France) and the Director of the Centre de recherche sur les droits de l'homme et le droit humanitaire (CRDH).
El Hadj Malick Sow is a Senegalese Judge. He is currently the Coordinator of the Comité Sénégalais des Droits de l'Homme. He participates in various Judges and Human Rights experts' network within the United Nations and the Francophonie.

Table of contents

Avant-propos Emmanuel Decaux et Malick Sow; En mémoire de Laïty Kama Louis Joinet; Hommage à Laïty Kama Cécile Aptel & Mandiaye Nane Niang; Judge Laïty Kama: Five Cases to Develop International Criminal Law Helen Klann & others; State Cooperation and its Challenges for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Charmaine de los Reyes; The Protection of Human Rights of the Accused Before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Wolfgang Schomburg & Jan Christoph Nemitz; Vagueness of Indictment: Rules to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused Helen Klann; The Right to Legal Assistance at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: A Review of its Jurisprudence Simon M. Meisenberg; Concurrent Jurisdiction at the ICTR: Should the Tribunal Refer Cases to Rwanda? Alhagi Marong, Chernor Jalloh, & David Kinnecome; The Rwanda Tribunal and Genocide Lennart Aspegren & Jamie A. Williamson; Les crimes de guerre dans la jurisprudence du Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda: les difficultés d’une “toute première tentative” Cyril Laucci; La spécificité du crime de viol Andrésia Vaz; The Prosecutor v. Laurent Semanza, Case No. ICTR-97-20, Judgement, Trial Chamber (15 May 2003). A Commentary Coline Rapneau; Superior or Command Responsibility – A Doubtful Theory of Criminal Responsibility at the Ad Hoc Tribunals Chile Eboe-Osuji; Countdown to 2010: A Critical Overview of the Completion Strategy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Jean-Pelé Fomété; Gender and Sexual Violence Under the Rome Statute Fatou Bensouda; The Raison d’être of the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court Claude Jorda & Marianne Saracco; Challenges of Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes Hassan B. Jallow; The Convergence of the Common Law and Inquisitorial Systems in International Criminal Law. Althea Alexis;Prohibition Against Subsequent Prosecution: Periscoping the Non Bis In Idem Principle Segun Jegede; La frontière entre droit international humanitaire et droits de l’homme Flavia Lattanzi; Independence and Impartiality of the International Criminal Judiciary William A. Schabas; Revisiting the Abu Graibh Prosecutions from the Perspective of the ICTY and the ICTR Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops; International Law, Mercenary Activities and Conflict Prevention in Africa Adama Dieng & Chile Eboe-Osuji; Les négociations de paix en Afrique Mutoy Mubiala; Addressing Impunity: A Challenge to the International Criminal Justice System with a Specific Reference to Africa and the African Human Rights System Bahame Tom Nyanduga; Le protocole à la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples relative aux droits des femmes en Afrique: une contribution spécifique d’un traité régional au droit international des droits de l’homme Angela Melo; Law and Time (essay) Sergei Alekseevich Egorov; Women and Human Rights in the Asia/Pacific Region: A Perspective from South Asia Khalida Rachid Khan; L’apport des premiers membres du Groupe de travail sur la détention arbitraire dans l’établissement d’un contrôle international universel de la légalité de la détention Leila Zerrougui; Le renforcement et l’harmonisation des procédures nationales et internationales en matière de protection des droits de l’homme Régis de Gouttes; Index of Persons; Analytical Index.

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All those interested in human rights and international criminal justice.

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