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As the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights, William Schabas reviews the history of international criminal prosecution; the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation (including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime). This revised edition considers the court's start-up preparations, including election of judges and prosecutor. It also addresses the difficulties created by U.S. opposition, and analyzes the various measures taken by Washington to obstruct the Court. First Edition Hb (2001): 0-521-80457-4 First Edition Pb (2001): 0-521-01149-3
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William Anthony Schabas, OC (born 19 November 1950) is a Canadian academic in the field of international criminal and human rights law, and has been called 'the world expert on the law of genocide and international law.' He is professor of international law at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, professor of international human law and human rights at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an internationally respected expert on human rights law, genocide and the death penalty.
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