Unpacking the Complexities of International Criminal Tribunal Jurisdiction
Leila N. Sadat
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
March 31, 2010
ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz, eds., 2010
Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 10-03-13
This essay discusses the many overlapping and important aspects of the jurisdiction of international criminal courts and tribunals, and particularly their constitutional function in the international legal order. It canvasses the jurisdictional provisions of 8 current and former war crimes tribunals and the permanent International Criminal Court to distill the fundamental jurisdictional provisions of each one as to temporal, geographic, subject matter and personal jurisdiction. The principles of complementarity and primacy are also discussed and evaluated as principles of international criminal law policy and practice.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: International criminal law, jurisdiction, war crimes, crimes against humanity, ICTY, ICTR, international criminal court, special tribunal for Lebanon, complementarity, primacy, universal jurisdictionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 5, 2010 ; Last revised: August 20, 2012
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