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The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law

George P. Fletcher


This book is an invitation to readers interested in the future of international cooperation to master the 12 basic dichotomies of international criminal law. The book foresees a growing interest in international order and cooperation following the current preoccupation, in Europe as well as the United States, with national self-interest. By emphasizing basic dichotomies, for example, acts vs. omissions and causation vs. background conditions, the book reinforces the jurisprudential foundations of international criminal law and also provides an easy way to master the details of the field.

Keywords: international cooperation, international criminal law, self-interest, causation, jurisprudential foundations, background conditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190903572
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190903572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George P. Fletcher, author
Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia Law School