Hossein Piran is the translator of the book whose third edition was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
The third edition of “Cassese’s International Criminal Law” provides a clear account of the main substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law.
Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it discusses the historical evolution of international criminal law; the legal definition of the so-called core crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide) plus aggression, torture and terrorism; the forms and modes of criminal responsibility, and the main issues related to the prosecution and punishment of international crimes at the national and international level, including amnesties, statutes of limitations and immunities.
Cassese guides the reader through a vast array of cases and materials from a number of jurisdictions, providing thought-provoking analysis that brings the political and human contexts to the fore.
The International Criminal Court and all the other modern international criminal courts are fully covered, both as regards their structure, functioning and proceedings and as far as their case law is concerned.
A stellar lineup of contributors with extensive judicial experience of international criminal tribunals and teaching international criminal law brings insight and new perspectives to the third edition.