A brief history of international criminal law and International Criminal Court

Çakmak, Cenap, author
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  • Creator Cenap Çakmak
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • x, 305 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 113756735X, 9781137567352, 1137567368, 9781137567369, 1349935093, 9781349935093
  • OCLC ocn965347279


  • "This book offers a historical presentation of how international criminal law has evolved from a national setting to embodying a truly international outlook. As a growing part of international law this is an area that has attracted growing attention as a result of the mass atrocities and heinous crimes committed in different parts of the world. Çakmak pays particular attention to how the first permanent international criminal court was created and goes on to show how solutions developed to address international crimes have remained inadequate and failed to restore justice"--Back cover.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-295) and index.


  • Historical Background : Evolution of International Criminal Law, Individual Criminal Accountability, and the Idea of a Permanent International Court -- Prior to World War I -- The Interwar Period -- The Period Between World War II and the End of the Cold War -- From the End of the Cold War to the Present -- Developments Leading to the Establishment of the ICC Prior to the Rome Conference -- The Rome Conference -- Negotiations at the Rome Conference -- Debates on Inherent or Preauthorized Jurisdiction -- No Reservations, No Statute of Limitations in the Final Statute -- Overview and Significance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) -- The ICC Versus National Sovereignty : Analyzing ICC's Performance as a Legal and Political Institution -- Global Civil Society and the ICC