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Part II Orders and Families of International Adjudicative Bodies, Ch.10 International Criminal Courts

William A Schabas

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

Edited By: Cesare P R Romano, Karen Alter, Yuval Shany

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 October 2020

Jurisdiction — International law and international relations
The title of this chapter, international criminal courts, requires some explanation because there is no simple way to identify the subject. Great diversity characterizes the modes of establishment, the powers, and the jurisdictional framework of international criminal courts and tribunals. The second of the two adjectives, “criminal” does not pose much of a problem. A court is “criminal” if its trials involve the prosecution, conviction, and punishment of individuals, including corporate entities. At the international level, many courts are concerned with...
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