ISBN: 9780190903572 (Hardcover) Publicado: 30 October 2019 Páginas: 348
To understand the international legal order in the field of criminal law, we need to ask three elementary questions. What is international law? What is criminal law? And what happens to these two fields when they are joined together?
Volume Two of The Grammar of Criminal Law sets out to answer these questions through a series of twelve dichotomies – such as law vs. justice, intention vs. negligence, and causation vs. background events – that invite the reader to better understand the jurisprudential foundations of international criminal law. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the future of international cooperation in a time of national retrenchment, and will be of interest to students, scholars, and policymakers around the world.
Introduction: International Criminal Law-Basic Concepts
Chapter 1. Substance and Procedure Chapter 2. Punishment vs. Tort Liability Chapter 3. Subject vs. Object Chapter 4. Causation vs. Background Events Chapter 5. Victims and Offenders Chapter 6. Offenses and Defenses Chapter 7. Intention vs. Negligence Chapter 8. Harming vs. Trying: Offenses and Attempts Chapter 9. The Law of War and Its Many Distinctions Chapter 10. Accidents vs. Mistakes Chapter 11. Perpetration and Complicity: Unity and Divergence Chapter 12. Law vs. Justice
George P. Fletcher is the Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School.