Readership: Academics, students and practitioners in the field of international criminal law.
William Schabas, Professor of Human Rights Law, National University of Ireland, Galway
William A. Schabas is director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also holds the professorship in human rights law. He is also a Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick School of Law, a Visiting Professor at Queen's University Belfast, professeur associé at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a 'door tenant' at 9 Bedford Row, London. Professor Schabas holds post-graduate degrees in history and in law from universities in Canada. He is the author
of eighteen monographs and more than 225 articles dealing with international human rights law and international criminal law. Professor Schabas was a member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
"The author is a well-known and distinguished writer in the field of International Criminal law who has demonstrated both in his other writings, as well as in this book, a particular attention to specificity. The advantage of a single-author commentary is continuity and consistency in the approach and method of analysis. Because of his involvement in the negotiating stages of the statute and his continued following up on the developments which have occurred since 1998, this book is likely to give the reader a much clearer understanding as well as a more in-depth analysis of the ICC Statute. It is, therefore, likely to become the basic reference on the
subject." - M. Cherif Bassiouni
"Professor Schabas has long been recognised as a leading publicist in the field of International Criminal Law. His work has always been eagerly awaited by practitioners and academics alike. His latest Commentary does not disappoint. It references the travaux preparatoires of the Rome Statute, other commentaries, monographs and leading articles to which he adds to own, sometimes trenchant, views, insights and analysis. The work discloses a practical understanding of the application of the Rome Statute and the workings of the Court, as well as the essential academic perspective. The latest case law from the ICC is comprehensively cited
and reviewed in a most accessible and readable manner. This work constitutes a major contribution to the area and will be welcomed by all involved in it." - Karim Khan, Barrister and Editor of Archbold: International Criminal Courts
"Through this book Schabas provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the articles of the Rome Statute. He combines an easily readable style with a complex analysis of the text of the article itself, the Elements of Crimes and the Rules of Procedure, relevant case law and opinions and writings of other scholars. Undoubtedly, this book (and other high-quality scholarly work) on the ICC Statute will be helpful to the practitioners
at the Court in choosing the correct interpretation." - Gentian Zyberi, www.internationallawobserver.eu