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Schabas, William 1950-

Overview
Works: 395 works in 1,015 publications in 5 languages and 22,132 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Reference works  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Travaux préparatoires (Treaties)  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries (Civil law systems) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, 958, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: K5104, 341.481
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Most widely held works by William Schabas
An introduction to the International Criminal Court by William Schabas( Book )

87 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguably the most significant international organization to be created since the United Nations, the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The direct descendant of the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, as well as those of the more recent international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the International Criminal Court will prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This volume reviews the history of international criminal prosecution, the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation, including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime. The Court's fundamental documents - the Rome Statute itself, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and the Elements of Crimes - form an annex to the book."--BOOK JACKET
The abolition of the death penalty in international law by William Schabas( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 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( Book )

52 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,171 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
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 762 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
Atrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justice( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 487 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
Capital punishment : strategies for abolition( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the critical factors that determine whether a country replaces, retains or restores the death penalty? Why do some countries maintain the death penalty in theory but in reality rarely invoke it? This book seeks to identify the core issues that influence governments when formulating policy on capital punishment
The UN international criminal tribunals : the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone by William Schabas( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 444 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
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 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Criminal Court has been operational since mid-2003, following the entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 1 July 2002. The Rome Statute is among the most complex international treaties, a combination of public international law, international humanitarian law and criminal law, both international and domestic. The Commentary provides an article-by-article analysis of the Statute. Each of the 128 articles is presented accompanied by a bibliography of academic literature relevant to that provision, an overview of the drafting history of the provision and an analysis of the text. The analytical portion of each chapter draws upon relevant case law from the Court itself, as well as from other international and national criminal tribunals, academic commentary, and the related instruments such as the Elements of Crimes, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence and the Relationship Agreement with the United Nations. 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
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 364 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
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 Barbaric punishment : abolishing the death penalty by Hans Göran Franck( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by William A. Schabas
International human rights law and the Canadian Charter by William Schabas( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge handbook of international criminal law by William Schabas( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 212 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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights : the travaux préparatoires( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 187 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
International criminal law developments in the case law of the ICTY( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 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
International criminal justice : legitimacy and coherence by Gideon Boas( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While law, and in particular international law, is at the heart of much of the discussion around this topic, history, sociology and politics are invariably infused and, in some aspects of international criminal justice, are predominant elements. Fundamentally the exploration concerns questions of coherence and legitimacy, which are foundational to both the content and application of the discipline, and the book charts an illuminating path through these diverse perspectives. The contributions in this book come from some of the eminent scholars and practitioners in the area, and will provide some profound insight into and an enriched understanding of international criminal justice, helping to advance the field of study
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( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 152 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
Truth commissions and courts : the tension between criminal justice and the search for truth by William Schabas( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, the two primary vehicles for the pursuit of post-conflict justice have been criminal prosecutions and alternative truth-seeking mechanisms. Although methods differ, the goal of accountability is fundamentally similar, yet more often than not the relationship between truth commissions and courts is viewed as one that is prone to conflict and difficulty. This volume explores the tension between the work of truth commissions and criminal courts in addressing serious human rights abuses in post-conflict situations. Drawing on country examples such as Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Peru, East Timor, Ghana and Northern Ireland, this collection of essays examines how truth commissions and courts have dealt with victims, relatives and perpetrators and how the mechanisms have interacted at a practical level. The contribution of these differing approaches to the overall aim of national reconciliation is also assessed. With the growing engagement of the international community in transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction, Truth Commissions and Courts promises to be of enduring interest to scholars and practitioners alike." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0663/2005277938-d.html
The Ashgate research companion to international criminal law : critical perspectives by William Schabas( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
The Genocide Convention at fifty by William Schabas( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Associated Subjects
Atrocities Canada Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Canada) Capital punishment Capital punishment--Moral and ethical aspects Children's rights Children (International law) Children--Legal status, laws, etc Civil rights Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948 December 9) Crimes against humanity Criminal courts Criminal jurisdiction Criminal justice, Administration of Criminal law Criminal liability Criminal liability (International law) Criminal procedure Criminal procedure (International law) Due process of law Genocide Genocide (International law) Genocide--Law and legislation Human rights International crimes International Criminal Court International criminal courts International criminal law International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda International law International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 Milošević, Slobodan, Netherlands Netherlands--Hague Political crimes and offenses Reconciliation Reconciliation--Political aspects Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998 July 17) Sierra Leone Special Court for Sierra Leone Torture Trials Trials (Crimes against humanity) Truth commissions Universal Declaration of Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations. General Assembly) War crimes War crime trials Yugoslav War (1991-1995) Yugoslav War Crime Trials (Hague, Netherlands : 1994-)
Genocide in international law : the crimes of crimes
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 Canadees academielid

William Schabas universitaire canadien

ויליאם שאבאס

ויליאם שייבס

وليام شاباس

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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The abolition of the death penalty in international lawGenocide in international law : the crimes of crimesThe death penalty as cruel treatment and torture : capital punishment challenged in the world's courtsAtrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justiceCapital punishment : strategies for abolitionThe UN international criminal tribunals : the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra LeoneThe international criminal court : a commentary on the Rome statuteSlobodan Milosevic on trial : a companion