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1 The Development of International Criminal Procedure

From: International Criminal Procedure

Christoph Safferling

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2022

Subject(s):
International criminal law — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — International procedural law — Law of treaties — Peace treaties — International organizations — Human rights
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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