The Work of the International Criminal Court in 2008

German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 51, pp. 593-639, 2008

48 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2011

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Tara Smith

Bangor University School of Law; Law Reform Commission of Ireland; Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Clemens Muller

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 3, 2009

Abstract

The year 2008 was a particularly important year which saw both the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 10th anniversary of the Rome Statute (RS) of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The right to a fair trial featured in a dramatic way in the Lubanga Case during the year. However, more legal and political challenges are still to be expected given the likelihood of the issuance of an arrest of warrant against the President of Sudan in early 2009. This report illustrates the work of the ICC in 2008, analysing some of the challenges it has faced and the successes that it has achieved in 2008.

Keywords: international criminal law, international criminal court, fair trial, gravity

Suggested Citation

Smith, Tara and Muller, Clemens, The Work of the International Criminal Court in 2008 (February 3, 2009). German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 51, pp. 593-639, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1957638

Tara Smith (Contact Author)

Bangor University School of Law ( email )

Bangor, Wales LL57 2DG
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Law Reform Commission of Ireland ( email )

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Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ( email )

Limerick City
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Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway ( email )

Galway
Ireland

Clemens Muller

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