(0) items

Sovereignty and Justice : Creating Domestic War Crimes Courts Within the Principle of Complementarity,9780199856541
This item qualifies for


Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Sovereignty and Justice : Creating Domestic War Crimes Courts Within the Principle of Complementarity



Pub. Date:
Oxford University Press, USA
List Price: $150.00

Rent Textbook


Buy New Textbook

Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out


We're Sorry
Not Available

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 5/15/2015.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Related Products

  • In Darwin's Shadow : The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace - A Biographical Study on the Psychology of History
    In Darwin's Shadow : The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace - A Biographical Study on the Psychology of History


Since 1945, armed conflicts have taken the lives of approximately 100 million people, yet only 823 persons have been indicted by international and regional courts. A trend of heightened international justice, however, is growing, bolstered by the United Nations' 2002 establishment of theInternational Criminal Court (ICC). In Sovereignty and Justice: Creating Domestic War Crimes Courts within the Principle of Complementarity, Mark Ellis examines the law that establishes the ICC - the Rome Statute - and its principle of complementarity. The principle represents the idea that ICCjurisdiction should merely complement the exercise of domestic court jurisdiction, and that the ICC can exercise jurisdiction only when a State is unwilling or unable to so. Ellis asserts that this principle is the key foundation for domestic jurisdiction over international crimes and is thestimulus behind the growing number of domestic war crimes courts. Ellis demonstrates the shifting trend toward domestic war crimes courts and discusses how to best implement an effective partnership between these rising courts and the international legal community. In doing so, Ellis provides informative description and comparison of the existing internationalcriminal courts and tribunals, domestic war crimes courts, and the laws by which they are governed. He discusses the importance of the implementation of international standards of justice within the domestic courts in regards to the principle of complementarity, and he addresses three key areasthat affect domestic courts' credibility and sustainability: 1) fair trial standards for defendants, 2) an effective system of support and protection to witnesses and victims, and 3) the selection of judges that are both qualified and impartial. Analyzing the standing of these fundamental principlesin current courts, Ellis offers legal guidance on how domestic courts can strengthen their laws in these areas and thereby ensure their jurisdictional sovereignty.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...