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.
Olympia Bekou, Ph.D. (2005), University of Nottingham, is Professor of Public International Law and Head of the Human Rights Law Centre’s International Criminal Justice Unit at the same institution. She has published widely in the field of international criminal law.
Daley J. Birkett, LL.M. (cum laude) (2012), Leiden University, is Legal Consultant at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He previously worked at the University of Nottingham.
Table of contents
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors;
List of Abbreviations;
The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE;
Olympia Bekou and Daley J. Birkett;
Chapter 1. Legal Rules, Policy Choices and Political Realities in the Functioning of the Cooperation Regime of the International Criminal Court
Chapter 2. The International Criminal Court Cooperation Regime – A Practical Perspective from the Office of the Prosecutor
Chapter 3. Credible and Authoritative Enforcement of State Cooperation with the International Criminal Court
Göran Sluiter and Stanislas Talontsi ;
Chapter 4. Non-Compliance and the Law and Politics of State Cooperation: Lessons from the Al Bashir and Kenyatta Cases
Lorraine Smith-van Lin;
Chapter 5. Practical Cooperation Challenges Faced by the Registry of the International Criminal Court
Anne-Aurore Bertrand and Natacha Schauder;
Chapter 6. Non-Cooperation and the Efficiency of the International Criminal Court
Chapter 7. The Place of Consultation in the International Criminal Court’s Approach to Complementarity and Cooperation
Chapter 8. Cooperation and the International Criminal Court: The Freezing, Seizing and Transfer of Assets for the Purpose of Reparations
Chapter 9. Reflections of the Facilitator for Cooperation in The Hague Working Group, 2012-2015
Anniken Ramberg Krutnes;
Chapter 10. A State’s Experience of Cooperation with the International Criminal Court: The Case of Belgium
Gérard Dive and Julie de Hults;
Chapter 11. Strengthening the International Criminal Court Cooperation Regime from the European Union’s Perspective
Chapter 12. Strengthening International Criminal Court Cooperation – The Role of Civil Society
Chapter 13. Using “Managerial Compliance” to Strengthen the International Criminal Court Cooperation Regime
Chapter 14. Fostering Cooperation through Technology-Driven Tools
Olympia Bekou, William E. M. Lowe and Daley J. Birkett;
Scholars of law. politics and international relations, academic libraries, research and policy institutes, undergraduate and postgraduate students, domestic and international legal practitioners, personnel of international organisations, State authorities, non-governmental organisations.