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Schabas, William 1950-

Overview
Works: 414 works in 1,065 publications in 5 languages and 22,465 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Reference works  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Sources  Travaux préparatoires (Treaties)  Law commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, 958, Other, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by William Schabas
An introduction to the International Criminal Court by William Schabas( )

99 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The International Criminal Court has ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. Protecting against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Court acts when national justice systems are unwilling or unable to do so. This third edition of this seminal text on the Court considers it in action: its initial rulings by the Pre-Trial Chambers and the Appeals Chamber and those cases it is prosecuting as well as those where it had decided not to proceed, such as Iraq. It also explores the law of the Court up to and including its ruling on a confirmation hearing. It addresses the political context of the court, such as the difficulties created by US opposition and the increasing recognition of the inevitability of the institution. Written by the leading expert in the field, this text is essential reading for any student of the Court and its workings." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0810/2008271141-d.html
The abolition of the death penalty in international law by William Schabas( )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
Genocide in international law : the crimes of crimes by William Schabas( )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text focuses on the judicial interpretation of the 1948 Genocide Convention, debates in the International Law Commission, political statements in bodies like the General Assembly of the United Nations and the growing body of case law
Atrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justice by William Schabas( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebuilding societies where conflict has occurred is rarely a simple process; but where conflict has been accompanied by gross and systematic violations of human rights, the procedure becomes fraught with controversy. This volume brings together eminent scholars and practitioners with direct experience of some of the most challenging contemporary cases of international justice, and illustrates that justice and accountability remain complex ideals.--Publisher's description
International criminal law developments in the case law of the ICTY by Gideon Boas( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses particularly on the international and criminal law developments that have taken place in the practice and procedure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It also covers the ad hoc International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Capital punishment : strategies for abolition( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors isolate the core issues that influence the formulation of legislation so that they can be incorporated into strategies for advising governments considering changes to their policy on capital punishment. They also seek to redress the imbalance in research, which tends to focus almost exclusively on the USA
Article 37 : Prohibition of torture, death penalty, life imprisonment, and deprivation of liberty : a commentary of the the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by William Schabas( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 37 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The death penalty as cruel treatment and torture : capital punishment challenged in the world's courts by William Schabas( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent landmark judicial decisions by diverse national and international tribunals have shifted the focus of the death penalty debate from the right-to-life issue to the universal human rights norm prohibiting cruel treatment and torture. This seminal volume reviews the history of the philosophical and legal interpretations of this fundamental norm, and examines the relationship of contemporary human rights law to capital punishment litigation. Author William A. Schabas argues that cruel treatment and torture are prohibited by virtually all contemporary international human rights instruments and by most national constitutions or bills of rights. Based on an in-depth analysis of capital punishment case law, he explains why the incompatibility of the death penalty with the prohibition of cruel treatment has emerged as a major issue in rulings, declarations, and covenants by the world's courts, commissions, and committees. Schabas pays special attention to the ways in which the world's courts are grappling with the issue of implementing capital punishment. In particular, he examines judgments by national and international tribunals declaring that the method of execution and death row incarceration breach the norm prohibiting cruel treatment and torture
The UN international criminal tribunals : the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone by William Schabas( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a guide to the law that applies in the three international criminal tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, set up by the UN during the period 1993 to 2002 to deal with atrocities and human rights abuses committed during conflict in those countries. Building on the work of an earlier generation of war crimes courts, these tribunals have developed a sophisticated body of law concerning the elements of the three international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes), and forms of participation in such crimes, as well as other general principles of international criminal law, procedural matters and sentencing. The legacy of the tribunals will be indispensable as international law moves into a more advanced stage, with the establishment of the International Criminal Court. Their judicial decisions are examined here, as well as the drafting history of their statutes and other contemporary sources
Unimaginable atrocities : justice, politics, and rights at the war crimes tribunals by William Schabas( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As international criminal courts and tribunals have proliferated and international criminal law is increasingly seen as a key tool for bringing the world's worst perpetrators to account, the controversies surrounding the international trials of war criminals have grown. War crimes tribunals have to deal with accusations of victor's justice, bad prosecutorial policy and case management, and of jeopardizing fragile peace in post-conflict situations. In this exceptional book, one of the leading writers in the field of international criminal law explores these controversial issues in a manner that is accessible both to lawyers and to general readers. Professor William Schabas begins by considering the discipline of international criminal law, outlining the differing approaches to the description of international crimes and examining the frequent claims relating to the retroactive application of these crimes. The book then discusses the relationship between genocide and crimes against humanity, studying the fascination with what Schabas calls the 'genocide mystique'. International criminal tribunals have often been stigmatized as an exercise in victor's justice. This book traces how this critique developed and the difficulty it poses to the identification of situations for prosecution by the International Criminal Court. The claim that amnesty for international crimes is prohibited by international law is challenged, with a more nuanced approach to the relationship between justice and peace being proposed. Throughout the book there is a strong historical perspective, with constant reference to the early experiments in international justice at Nuremberg and Tokyo. The work also analyses the growing pains of the International Criminal Court as it enters its second decade. -- Book jacket
The international criminal court : a commentary on the Rome statute by William Schabas( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Established as one of the main sources for the study of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, this volume provides an article-by-article analysis of the Statute; the detailed analysis draws upon relevant case law from the Court itself, as well as from other international and national criminal tribunals, academic commentary, and related instruments such as the Elements of Crimes, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Relationship Agreement with the United Nations. Each of the 128 articles is accompanied by an overview of the drafting history as well as a bibliography of academic literature relevant to the provision. Written by a single author, the Commentary avoids duplication and inconsistency, providing a comprehensive presentation to assist those who must understand, interpret, and apply the complex provisions of the Rome Statute.This volume has been well-received in the academic community and has become a trusted reference for those who work at the Court, even judges. The fully updated second edition of The International Criminal Court incorporates new developments in the law, including discussions of recent judicial activity and the amendments to the Rome Statute adopted at the Kampala conference. --
The Ashgate research companion to international criminal law : critical perspectives by William Schabas( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International criminal law is at a crucial point in its history and development, and the time is right for practitioners, academics and students to take stock of the lessons learnt from the past fifteen years, as the international community moves towards an increasingly uni-polar international criminal legal order, with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the helm. This unique research companion takes a critical approach to a wide variety of theoretical, practical, legal and policy issues surrounding and underpinning the operation of international criminal law as applied by international criminal tribunals. The book is divided into four main parts. The first part analyses international crimes and modes of liability, with a view to identifying areas which have been inconsistently or misguidedly interpreted, overlooked to date or are likely to be increasingly significant in future. The seond part examines international criminal processes and procedures, and here the authors discuss issues such as victim participation and the rights of the accused. The third part is a discussion of complementarity and sentencing, while the final part of the book looks at international criminal justice in context. The authors raise issues which are likely to provide the most significant challenges and most promising opportunities for the continuing development of this body of law. As international criminal law becomes more established as a distinct discipline, it becomes imperative for international criminal scholarship to provide a degree of critical analysis, both of individual legal issues and of the international criminal project as a whole. This book represents an important collective effort to introduce an element of legal realism or critical legal studies into the academic discourse"--Jacket
A commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by William Schabas( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutes a commentary on Article 37 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Part of the "A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child" series, this title provides an article-by-article analysis of the substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols
Routledge handbook of international criminal law by William Schabas( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International criminal law has developed extraordinarily quickly over the last decade, with the creation of ad hoc tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. This book provides a timely and comprehensive survey of emerging and existing areas of international criminal law
The Genocide Convention at fifty by William Schabas( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slobodan Milosevic on trial : a companion by Michael P Scharf( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights : the travaux préparatoires by William Schabas( Book )

24 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of United Nations documents associated with the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these volumes facilitate reasearch into the scope of, meaning of and intent behind the instrument's provisions. It permits an examination of the various drafts of what became the thirty articles of the Declaration, including one of the earliest documents - a compilation of human rights provisions from national constitutions, organised thematically. The documents are organised chronologically and thorough thematic indexing facilitates research into the origins of specific rights and norms. It is also annotated in order to provide information relating to names, places, events and concepts that might have been familiar in the late 1940s but are today more obscure". -- Publishers website
The European Convention on Human Rights : a commentary by William Schabas( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides article-by-article commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and its Protocols. Each chapter contains: a short introduction placing the provision within the context of international human rights law more generally; a review of the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; a discussion of the interpretation of the text and the legal issues, with references to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission on Human Rights; and a selective bibliography on the provision
International human rights law and the Canadian Charter by William Schabas( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barbaric punishment : abolishing the death penalty by Hans Göran Franck( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The time is ripe. 2 Arguments for and against the death penalt. 3. Historical uses of the death penalty. 4. The death penalty in international law. 5. Worldwide use of the death penalty. 6. The death penalty in Sweden. 7. The death penalty and democracy. Appendices
 
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Associated Subjects
Genocide in international law : the crimes of crimes
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The abolition of the death penalty in international lawGenocide in international law : the crimes of crimesAtrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justiceInternational criminal law developments in the case law of the ICTYCapital punishment : strategies for abolitionArticle 37 : Prohibition of torture, death penalty, life imprisonment, and deprivation of liberty : a commentary of the the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the ChildThe death penalty as cruel treatment and torture : capital punishment challenged in the world's courtsThe UN international criminal tribunals : the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone
Alternative Names
Šabas, Uilʹjam A. 1950-

Schabas, Bill 1950-

Schabas, W.

Schabas, W.A. 1950-

Schabas, William.

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Schabas, William A.

Schabas, William A. 1950-

Schabas, William Anthony.

Schabas, William Anthony 1950-

Schabas#Oc Mria#, William 1950-

Shabasi, Weilian 1950-

William A. Schabas accademico e giurista canadese

William Schabas académico canadiense

William Schabas Canadees academielid

William Schabas universitaire canadien

Ουίλιαμ Σάμπας

ויליאם שאבאס

ויליאם שייבס

وليام شاباس

وليام شاباس أكاديمي كندي

ویلیام شاباس

シャバス, ウィリアム

シャバス, ウィリアム・A

夏巴斯, 威廉

夏巴斯, 威廉 1950-

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