A Concise History of International Criminal Law: Chapter 1 of Understanding International Criminal Law

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-42

UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, Aspen Publishers, 2007

43 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last revised: 17 Nov 2009

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Beth Van Schaack

Stanford Law School

Ronald C. Slye

Independent; Seattle University School of Law

Abstract

This work is an introductory chapter for a forthcoming book on Understanding International Criminal Law to be published by Aspen Publishers as part of Aspen's Essentials series. This chapter presents a succinct history of international criminal law (ICL), drawing upon major developments in the law of armed conflict, international human rights law, and the criminal prohibitions against piracy and the slave trade. The chapter interweaves the history of substantive norms with that of evolving principles of domestic and international jurisdiction, as these narratives are virtually inseparable in ICL. Additional chapters in the text will address the sources of ICL, the major international crimes and defenses, and ICL reasoning and rhetoric. Publication is expected in 2007 for adoption in 2008.

Suggested Citation

Van Schaack, Beth and Slye, Ronald C., A Concise History of International Criminal Law: Chapter 1 of Understanding International Criminal Law. Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-42; UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, Aspen Publishers, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1016152

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