The International Criminal Court

Authored by: David Scheffer

Routledge Handbook of International Criminal Law

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415552035
eBook ISBN: 9780203836897
Adobe ISBN: 9781136866685


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The development of international criminal law during the 21st century will arise primarily out of the jurisprudence of the permanent International Criminal Court located in The Hague. The other tribunals covering specific regional situations in the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia have established a rich body of procedural and substantive law and will continue to do so for several more years until their mandates and responsibilities expire. But the future lies mostly with the work of the International Criminal Court and, significantly, the deep influence it increasingly will have in generating new national laws and domestic trials for the prosecution of alleged war criminals.

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