INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF INSTITUTIONS AND PROCEDURES

Edited by Michael Bohlander

The collective jurisprudence of the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia [ICTY] and Rwanda [ICTR] has undoubtedly been a welcome catalyst in the development of international criminal justice as it tries to rein in the perpetrators of the most serious crimes against human kind. Although such legal development has, in pace, outstripped those within borders it has been far from perfect. Many have felt that much of the development has been tainted by political expediency and has failed, amongst other things, to strike the right balance between prosecution and the principles of fair trial for the defendant and dignity of victims.

Written by seasoned scholars and practitioners, this collection of essays provides a most comprehensive analysis of the institutional dynamics and political underpinnings of international criminal justice. They explore and provide critical comment on the main institutional difficulties experienced by International Tribunals.

The book will be suitable for policy advisors in the area, academics and post graduate students of the subject.

Professor Michael Bohlander had been a member of the German judiciary from1991 – 2004. He sat as a civil and criminal trial and appellate judge, and as Vice-President of the Judicial Disciplinary Tribunal of the State of Thuringia, in East Germany. From 1999 until 2001 he had served as the senior legal officer of Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He joined the Department of Law at Durham in September 2004. Professor Bohlander is the director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.

ISBN 10: 1 905017 44 8

ISBN 13: 978 1 905017 44 7

 • Hardback • 506pp • 2007 • £85.00