The Diversification and Fragmentation of International Criminal Law

The Diversification and Fragmentation of International Criminal Law

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This volume inaugurates a new series titled "Leiden Studies on the Frontiers of International Law," which aims to "re-map or re-think" some of the field's conceptual boundaries--to broach constrictive borders in the interests of creative new thought. The present volume is the result of a research project carried out at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University, The Netherlands). The introduction discusses institutional, substantive, and procedural fragmentation. Following are 23 chapters on legal pluralism, the judicial dialogue on the question of immunity, state responsibility and individual criminal responsibility for genocide, human rights cases in sub-regional African courts, limits of information -sharing between the International Criminal Court and truth commissions, Chinese humanitarian law and international humanitarian law, the Rome Statute, and the rights of victims, among other topics. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This volume deals with the tension between unity and diversification which has gained a central place in the debate under the label of ‘fragmentation’. It explores the meaning, articulation and risks of this phenomenon in a specific area: International Criminal Justice. It brings together established and fresh voices who analyse different sites and contestations of this concept, as well as its context and specific manifestations in the interpretation and application of International Criminal Law. The volume thereby connects discourse on ‘fragmentation’ with broader inquiry on the merits and discontents of legal pluralism in ‘Public International Law’.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : M. Nijhoff Publishers, 2012
ISBN: 9789004236912
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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