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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW - Volume III

Functioning of the International Criminal Court
Crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court must be offenses under customary international law and include genocide, a rich variety of crimes against humanity, an equally rich variety of war crimes committed (a) in an international armed conflict and (b) in armed conflicts not of an international character, and the crime of genocide. The definition of genocide and the conditions under which the ICC can prosecute the crime of genocide was left unresolved by the Rome conference but was resolved at a review conference held in Kampala, Uganda in 2010.This book deals in detail with the definition of crimes and jurisprudence of the ICC in applying those definitions to situations in different countries of the world. The most recent judgments of the ICC are included, such as the Trial Judgment of 4 February 2021 in the case against Dominic Ongwen stemming from the situation in Uganda and the Sentencing Judgment in the Ongwen Case of 6 May 2021.

About the Author

Prof. Johan D. van der Vyver

JOHAN D. VAN DER VYVER participated in the proceedings that culminated in the drafting and approval of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, including the Rome Conference in 1998 and the Review Conference held in Kampala, Uganda in 2010. He initially represented The Carter Center in these proceedings. Based on this experience, he introduced a course in International Criminal Law in the School of Law of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America and wrote this textbook on International Criminal Law, published by Lambert Academic Publishing in three volumes.

 

Volume I deals with The History and Structures of the International Criminal Court, Volume II with Crimes within the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, and Volume III with Functioning of the International Criminal Court. There are in these three volumes elaborate references to judgments of, among others, the Nuremberg Tribunal, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and of course of the International Criminal Court. They also contain references to a great variety of books and law review articles of authors from a wide spectrum of countries.

NWU ALUMNI PERMANENT EXCELLENCE AWARDED

 North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa has awarded Prof. Johan D. van der Vyver the NWU ALUMNI PERMANENT EXCELLENCE AWARD in 2022

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