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A Brief History of International Criminal Law and International Criminal Court


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Evolution of International Criminal Law: A Historical Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 9-23
    3. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 25-47
    4. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 101-122
    5. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 123-131
  3. Forming the International Criminal Court

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 147-163
    3. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 165-179
  4. The International Criminal Court in World Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 199-204
    3. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 239-261
    4. Cenap Çakmak
      Pages 263-271

About this book


This book offers a historical presentation of how international criminal law has evolved from a national setting to embodying a truly international outlook. As a growing part of international law this is an area that has attracted growing attention as a result of the mass atrocities and heinous crimes committed in different parts of the world. Çakmak pays particular attention to how the first permanent international criminal court was created and goes on to show how solutions developed to address international crimes have remained inadequate and failed to restore justice. Calling for a truly global approach as the only real solution to dealing with the most severe international crimes, this text will be of great interest to scholars of criminal justice, political science, and international relations.


Cold War WW2 Rome Conference Statute of Limitations World Politics Sovereignty Civil Society Arab Spring War crimes Genocide Criminal hearing Humanity Impunity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.International RelationsEskisehir Osmangazi UniversityEskisehirTurkey

About the authors

Cenap Çakmak is Professor of International Law and Politics at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey and is currently Visiting Scholar at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Sweden. 

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