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Author Abels, Denis

Title Prisoners of the international community : the legal position of persons detained at international criminal tribunals / Denis Abels
Published The Hague, The Netherlands : T.M.C. Asser Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- pt. 1. Detention law at international criminal tribunals: sources and principles -- The Protection of Detained Persons Under International Law -- The Legal Regimes Governing Detention at the International Criminal Tribunals -- Principles of Law Governing Detention at International Criminal Tribunals -- pt. 2. Detention law at international criminal tribunals: procedures -- Making and Handling Complaints -- Discipline -- The Designation of States for the Enforcement of Sentences -- pt. 3. Detention law at international criminal tribunals: conditions of detention -- Contact with the Outside World -- Concluding Remarks and Recommendations
Summary This book addresses a specific aspect of international criminal law. It describes the legal position and conditions of persons detained under the jurisdiction of international criminal tribunals, particularly as regards their internal legal position, their rights and duties inside the remand facility. Central to the book is the understanding that the circumstances surrounding these persons' detention are different from a domestic context. The author's primary aim is to disclose the law of detention of international criminal tribunals. The book 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 disciplinary and complaints procedures as well as procedures applicable to the designation of States for the enforcement of the tribunals' sentences. In respect of substantive law, it focuses on the detainees' right to contact with the outside world, including contact with their relatives, with their lawyers and with the media. The book further examines whether the positive law corresponds to the relevant international penal standards and human rights law. As an outcome of immediate exchanges (interviews) between the author and the authorities involved, the author provides a substantial clarification and critical assessment of the current issues and paradoxes of the domain in question. 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. ¡
Analysis Law
International Criminal Law
Human Rights
Public International Law
internationaal recht
international law
publiek recht
public law
criminal law
Law (General)
Recht (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc.
International criminal courts.
Criminal procedure (International law)
LAW -- Gender & the Law.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Criminal procedure (International law)
International criminal courts.
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789067048880