By William A. Schabas
Because the foreign legal court docket ushers in a brand new period within the security of human rights, William Schabas experiences the background of overseas legal prosecution; the drafting of the Rome Statute of the overseas legal courtroom and the foundations of its operation (including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime). This revised variation considers the court's start-up arrangements, together with election of judges and prosecutor. It additionally addresses the problems created via U.S. competition, and analyzes some of the measures taken via Washington to impede the court docket. First version Hb (2001): 0-521-80457-4 First version Pb (2001): 0-521-01149-3
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On 25 September 2002, the European Parliament opposed the bilateral immunity agreements being proposed by the United States, saying that they were inconsistent with the Rome Statute. Worse was yet to come, however. 71 As early as May 2002, it had threatened to withdraw peacekeeping troops from East 69 70 71 See Sean D. Murphy, ‘Efforts to Obtain Immunity from ICC for US Peacekeepers’, (2002) 96 American Journal of International Law 725. As of 1 April 2003, agreements had been made with Afghanistan, the Dominican Republic, the Gambia, Honduras, India, Israel, Kuwait, the Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Nepal, Palau, Romania, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor Leste and Uzbekistan.
1. See especially ‘Report of the Preparatory Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, Addendum’, UN Doc. 1 (1998), Art. 5. ‘Proposal Submitted by Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago on Article 5’, UN Doc. 48. ‘Proposal Submitted by Algeria, India, Sri Lanka and Turkey on Article 5’, UN Doc. 1. Nsereko, ‘The International Criminal Court’, at pp. 91–2. See also Neil Boister, ‘The Exclusion of Treaty Crimes from the Jurisdiction of the Proposed International Criminal Court: Law, Pragmatism, Politics’, (1998) 3 Journal of Armed Conﬂict Law 27.
Sunga, ‘Crimes Within the Jurisdiction’, at pp. 66–8; von Hebel and Robinson, ‘Crimes Within the Jurisdiction’, at pp. 89–90; William A. , Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers’ Notes, Article by Article, BadenBaden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1999, pp. 107–16; Emanuela Fronza, ‘Genocide in the Rome Statute’, in Flavia Lattanzi and William A. , Essays on the Rome Statute of the ICC, Rome: Editrice il Sirente, 2000, pp. 105–38. 38 introduction to the international criminal court of the group; imposing conditions on the group calculated to destroy it; preventing births within the group; and forcibly transferring children from the group to another group.
An Introduction to the International Criminal Court (2004) by William A. Schabas