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Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Elies van Sliedregt and Sergey Vasiliev


Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The book identifies the various interpretations of the concep ... More

Keywords: international criminal courts, tribunals, domestic courts, pluralism, sentencing, fair trial rights, lack of evidence, truth-finding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703198
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elies van Sliedregt, editor
Professor of Criminal Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Sergey Vasiliev, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Part I Pluralism: Conceptual Perspectives

1 Pluralism

Elies van Sliedregt and Sergey Vasiliev

Part II Horizontal Pluralism

4 Organizational Criminality

Jens David Ohlin

Part III Vertical Pluralism

11 Evidentiary Challenges for the Defence

Wayne Jordash QC and Matthew R. Crowe

Part IV Harmonization, Uniformity, or Hegemony?

12 Establishing Degrees of Responsibility

Gerhard Werle and Boris Burghardt*

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