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Cultural Defences at the International Criminal Court

Noelle Higgins



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12 December 2019
Politics & government; International criminal law; Criminal law & procedure; Criminal justice law
Cultural defences, i.e. claims that certain aspects of a defendant's cultural background should be taken into consideration by courts when adjudicating on their guilt or innocence, have been raised before domestic courts in a variety of jurisdictions. This has been a very sensitive and controversial issue. However, the issue of cultural defences at international tribunals is one that has not yet been fully explored. The main objective of this book is to analyse if the International Criminal Court can, and should, accommodate cultural defences as answers to legal charges, or if the Court should accommodate cultural considerations in other ways.
By:   Noelle Higgins
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780367888978
ISBN 10:   0367888971
Pages:   124
Publication Date:   12 December 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction; 2. The Cultural Defence; Its Use and Abuse; 3. The ICC Statute; A Culture Clash?; 4. Defences at the ICC; 5. ICC Practice; 6. Conclusion

Noelle Higgins is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University Department of Law, Ireland.

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