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Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law


Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law (ICL) focuses on decisions from a range of international criminal courts and tribunals, and covers decisions from the four main international criminal tribunals:

  • International Criminal Court
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone

ICL also includes decisions from post-WWII military tribunals such as the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the follow-up trials held under Control Council Law No 10.

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Case selection criteria

ICL covers all decisions from these courts which contain anything of jurisprudential importance. Interlocutory decisions which do not contain any point of law (whether that point is substantive, evidential or procedural) are excluded.

Decisions chosen for inclusion in ICL serve a variety of purposes and include:

  • Well-established judgments of particular significance
  • More contemporary decisions which were of immediate relevance in the development of ongoing cases,
  • Cases dealing with interesting procedural issues (occasionally a chain of decisions from different tribunals on the same issue)
  • Cases (particularly those from the International Criminal Court) establishing constitutional precedent in setting out how that particular tribunal will function in the future.

Editorial Board


William A Schabas is Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London. He is also Chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also holds the professorship in human rights law. He is also a Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick School of Law, a Visiting Professor at Queen's University Belfast, professeur associé at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a 'door tenant' at 9 Bedford Row, London. Professor Schabas holds post-graduate degrees in history and in law from universities in Canada. He is the author of eighteen monographs and more than 225 articles dealing with international human rights law and international criminal law. Professor Schabas was a member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and has an LLD honoris causa from Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Göran Sluiter Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Managing Editors

Dr Stella Margariti has been recently awarded her PhD in International Criminal Law by the University of Dundee. She is a graduate of the University of Piraeus, Greece (Degree in International and European Studies) and the University of Dundee (LL.M in International and European Law). Her research focuses on international crimes definitions, in particular on a definition for international terrorism and international criminal law and procedure. 

Belinda Macmahon, an Australian lawyer, was with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, from 2001 to 2009, where she was employed as Legal Counsel/Chief Editor. In that capacity she edited a number of books on issues of public international law, including two compilation volumes published by Oxford University Press ('Redressing Injustices Through Mass Claims Processes', 2006, and 'Multiple Party Actions in International Arbitration', 2009), six volumes of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Award Series (TMC Asser Press), and seven volumes of the PCA's Peace Palace Papers series (Kluwer Law International). She was the Registrar of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission from 2004 until the competion of its mandate in 2009. She is qualified as a solicitor in South Australia, England and Wales, and Hong Kong SAR.