"This volume is the most comprehensive study of the rapidly evolving International Criminal Court (ICC) providing a probing analysis of such topics as jurisdiction, operations and the procedural regime of the court. This book begins with a superb historical sketch on the path of international criminal law: its fundamental concepts, history, and significance."
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The International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. Schabas reviews the history of international criminal prosecution, the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation, including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime. This revised edition considers the court's start-up preparations, including election of judges and prosecutor. It also addresses the difficulties created by US opposition, and analyses the various measures taken by Washington to obstruct the Court. Indispensable for students and practitioners.