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Part A Major Problems of International Criminal Justice, II Fundamentals of International Criminal Law, Sources of International Criminal Law

Dapo Akande

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: 29 October 2020

International criminal law (ICL) is a part of public international law and its sources are to be found in the sources of international law. However, in considering the sources of ICL it is important to identify the organ which is tasked with the application of that body of law or of norms derived from that body of law. This is because prosecutions for international crimes may take place either in international criminal tribunals, before national courts or in hybrid or ‘internationalized’ tribunals (mixed or internationalized courts). Whilst international tribunals...
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