The history of international criminal law has been described in many books and articles.1 In this book however, the focus is on procedural law as applied by international courts and tribunals. The history of substantive international criminal law, like the crimes themselves—the crime of aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and possibly other crimes as well—and the question of imputation of facts and law, is thus irrelevant to this book. What is of interest is how international criminal law has been executed. One general fact of international...
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