S.V. Vasiliev

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This book examines the prosecution as an institution and a function in a dozen international and hybrid criminal tribunals, from Nuremberg to the International Criminal Court. It is the result of a sustained collaborative effort among some twenty scholars and (former) tribunal staffers. The starting point is that the prosecution shapes a tribunal's practice and legacy more than any other organ and that a systematic examination of international prosecutors is therefore warranted. The chapters are organized chronologically, according to the successive phases of the life of the institution and the various stages of the trials. The analysis includes each institution's establishment, mandate, and jurisdiction, as well as the prosecutorial framework and strategy, the prosecutor's external relations, and the completion of the institution's work. The book also considers the prosecutors'independence and impartiality, and their accountability for their decisions. The volume thus provides a picture of the mandate, organization, and operation of the prosecution in international criminal trials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Prosecutors
EditorsL. Reydams, J. Wouters, C. Ryngaert
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University press
ISBN (Print)9780199554294
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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