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Prisoners of the International Community

The Legal Position of Persons Detained at International Criminal Tribunals

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  • © 2012

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  • First book that provides an insight into the law of detention of international criminal tribunals
  • A substantial clarification and critical assessment of the current issues and paradoxes of the domain in question
  • An extremely useful guidance for practitioners in applying the law and principles of the tribunals’ detention law
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Little has been written about the legal position and conditions of detention of persons detained by international criminal tribunals, particularly as regards their internal legal position (their rights and duties inside the remand facility). The primary purpose of this book is to set out the law governing the detention of persons detained under the tribunals’ jurisdiction. The book provides a detailed account of this area of international criminal law. It sets out the applicable law, including the law’s underlying principles, and focuses on a number of specific procedural and substantive legal issues. As to procedural issues, it examines the available complaints and disciplinary procedures as well as procedures applicable to the designation of States for the enforcement of the tribunals’ sentences. In respect of substantive law, it examines the detainees’ right to contact with the outside world, including contact with their relatives, with their lawyers and with the media. The book will be an extremely useful guidance for practitioners in applying the law and principles of the tribunals’ detention law, particularly because it is the first monograph written on the topic.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Detention Law at International Criminal Tribunals: Sources and Principles

  2. Detention law at international criminal tribunals: sources and principles

  3. Detention Law at International Criminal Tribunals: Procedures

  4. Detention law at international criminal tribunals: procedures

  5. Detention Law at International Criminal Tribunals: Conditions of Detention

  6. Detention law at international criminal tribunals: conditions of detention

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Denis Abels

About the author

Dr. Denis Abels is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam and a research fellow at the Amsterdam Center of International Law.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Prisoners of the International Community

  • Book Subtitle: The Legal Position of Persons Detained at International Criminal Tribunals

  • Authors: Denis Abels

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-6704-888-0

  • Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press The Hague

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-6704-887-3Published: 11 September 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-90-6704-888-0Published: 14 September 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 847

  • Topics: International Criminal Law, Human Rights, Public International Law

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