Part A Major Problems of International Criminal Justice, IV International Criminal Trials, International Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective: The Tension Between States’ Interests and the Pursuit of International Justice
M. Cherif Bassiouni
Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)
The term international criminal justice is vague. What is contemporarily meant by it is the application of the principle of accountability for certain international crimes, whether before an international or national judicial body. Such a body must be duly constituted and impartial, and its legal processes must be fair in accordance with international legal standards. Whether such a judicial body applies international or national laws and procedures is not a narrow legalistic question. Instead, what is crucial is whether international crimes, which have achieved...