The International Criminal Court in a Nutshell

“The International Criminal Court in a Nutshell” is a timely and concise introduction to the International Criminal Court.

After a brief history of the creation of the ICC, it covers the Court’s jurisdiction and operations and the Court’s procedures from the initiation of a case through trial, appeal, sentencing and reparations. Other chapters cover the substantive law the Court applies, including modes of liability and defenses and the unique role and rights of victims in the ICC system.

It also covers the ICC’s complex relationships with the United Nations and the United States.

The book is meant to be useful to anyone interested in the ICC, from beginning students to scholars and practitioners interested in the Court.

About the authors

Leila Nadya Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law in the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, as well as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor.

Patrick Keenan is professor of law and the Heidi Hurd Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Milena Sterio is the Charles R. Emrick Jr.- Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at the Cleveland State University College of Law.

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