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Elements of Genocide

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Transnational Publishers

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Ardsley, NY

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The editor, former Executive Secretary for the UN Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, gathers the work of 30 legal scholars and international lawyers from Africa, Europe, and the Americas to provide an account of the legislative history of the Elements of Crimes and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. Sections address the elements of crimes, from the makings of the elements and general principles of criminal law to the specific elements of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Rules of procedure and evidence are addressed in 14 chapters, including an elaboration of the rules themselves, discussion of jurisdiction and admissibility, evidence, investigation and prosecution, trial procedures, penalties, international cooperation and judicial assistance, and enforcement. The final section focuses on NGO's contribution to the making of the Elements and Rules. Includes a short introduction by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the UN. c. Book News Inc.


From the book The International Criminal Court: Elements of Crimes and Rules of Procedure and Evidence

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Oosterveld, Valerie and Charles Garraway. "Elements of Genocide" from The International Criminal Court: Elements of Crimes and Rules of Procedure and Evidence. Lee, Roy S. K. and Håkan Friman (ed). Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, 2001.

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