Prosecuting International Crimes: A Multidisciplinary Approach


The volume edited by Bartłomiej Krzan offers different perspectives on the prosecution of international crimes. The analyses contained therein reflect different backgrounds, mainly legal, combining several disciplines, and making it a multidisciplinary study.
The main (but definitely not the exclusive) point of reference is that of international law. In addition, other perspectives, those of legal history or sociology of law and obviously the one of criminal law (both substantive and procedural) provide useful alternatives or in most occasions complementary approaches to the examination of the prosecution of international crimes.
The book combines different views, backgrounds and underlying assumptions. But gathered together they, it is to be hoped, shed some additional, useful light that might be helpful for identifying new dimensions of the reaction (judicial or other) towards international crimes.

Contributors: Władysław Czapliński, Patrycja Grzebyk, Witold Jakimko, Wojciech Jasiński, David Kohout, Karolina Kremens, Bartłomiej Krzan, Krzysztof Masło, Neringa Mickevičiūtė, Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack, Regina Valutyté, Karolina Wierczyńska, Joachim Wolf, Loammi Wolf, and Justinas Žilinskas.

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Bartłomiej Krzan, Ph.D. (2008), Habilitation (2014) is associate professor of international and EU law at the University of Wrocław and an author of numerous publications on international responsibility, law of international organizations, and international criminal law
List of Contributors
Part 1
Individual Criminal Responsibility under International Law
1 Individual Responsibility and Collective State Responsibility for International Crimes: Separate or Complementary Concepts under International Law?, Joachim Wolf;
2 Customary International Law as a Basis of an Individual Criminal, Responsibility Władysław Czapliński;
3 Immunities before International Criminal Courts, Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack;
4 The Attribution of International Criminal Responsibility for Serious Violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law to Senior Leaders, Krzysztof Masło;
Part 2
Substantive Issues
5 Crimes against Civilians during Armed Conflicts, Patrycja Grzebyk;
6 Remedying Torturous Effects of the Use of Chemical Weapons under International Law, Regina Valutytė and Neringa Mickevičiūtė;
Part 3
Institutional and Procedural Issues
7 The Judicial Independence of Judges within International Criminal Courts, Witold Jakimko;
8 Human Rights and International Criminal Law, Bartłomiej Krzan;
9 The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court – Inquistorial or Adversarial?, Karolina Kremens;
10 Admissibility of Illegally Obtained Evidence in Proceedings before International Criminal Courts, Wojciech Jasiński;
Part 4
Relevance of Domestic Approaches
11 Implementing the Nuremberg Principles in National Trials with Nazi Criminals: Hesitation versus Enthusiasm towards Meeting the Standards of Complementarity in the Modern International Criminal Law, David Kohout;
12 Sufficient Domestic Proceedings – The Standard of National Criminal Proceedings before the icc in Context of Art. 17 of the Rome Statute, Karolina Wierczyńska;
13 The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the Context of Xenophobia, Cycles of Violence, and Epigenetic Trauma, Loammi Wolf;
14 Prosecuting International Crimes in Lithuania: When Wounds Shape the Law, Justinas Žilinskas
All persons interested in international criminal law – students of law, administration, international relations, academic teachers, advisors of state officials dealing with international relations, prosecutors, judges dealing with international crimes.