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Part A Major Problems of International Criminal Justice, IV International Criminal Trials, International v. National Prosecution of International Crimes

Florian Jessberger

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 November 2020

International criminal justice is usually perceived as justice delivered by international courts. This common view has its merits: the activity of international tribunals—in Nuremberg, in The Hague, in Arusha—powerfully contributed to the firm establishment of rules on individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Furthermore, an international court appears to be the ‘natural’ forum to prosecute crimes that—like the crimes in question—disrupt the international legal order by threatening the...
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