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The Contours of International Prosecutions

As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction

The Contours of International Prosecutions
  • Year of publication 2015
  • 182 pages
Author:Elinor Fry
Category: Juridisch Strafrecht
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐621‐3 | paperback | 1st edition | € 64.50 / $ 81.67 / £ 64.13

By nature, core international crimes have indistinct factual parameters. War crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide generally occur on a massive scale, spread out over a large geographical area and a long time span, involving many perpetrators at various distances from the crime scene(s). These characteristics make international crimes difficult to demarcate from start to finish. This book addresses such delineation difficulties by exploring the jurisdictional and factual boundaries of international criminal prosecutions. This entails researching those legal aspects that influence demarcation: jurisdiction (in terms of scope as well as institutional influence), charges, and identifying material facts by adequately distinguishing them from background information and evidence for the purpose of the indictment.

Target group

Lawyers, practitioners and scholars in international criminal law and human rights.

Author's information

Elinor Fry is researcher and lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam Faculty of Law, where she is also the Deputy Director of the Center for International Criminal Justice. She holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice (Utrecht University, summa cum laude), an LL.M in Information Law (University of Amsterdam), and an LL.B (University of Amsterdam). Before joining the VU, Fry worked for Reprieve on the European Commission project ‘Engaging Europe in the US Death Penalty Fight,’ and prior to that, for the defense team assisting Radovan Karadži? at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. During her PhD, Fry was a Senior Research Associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group, and held visiting positions at Tulane Law School’s Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the International Criminal Court.

Midwest book review - Library Bookwatch May 2016

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The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals September 2016

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