International Criminal Law Review 3: 183–189, 2003. © 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 183 Book reviews Works on comparative criminal law Towards an International Criminal Procedure, Christoph Safferling , 2001, Oxford University Press, XXII + 395 pp. When I rst learnt of this work, which is the doctoral thesis of the author, I believed that I might have found a book in which somebody tried to address the problem of nding a way to achieve some consensus in the international arena regarding the competition of procedural systems. Many books on inter- national criminal law tend to focus heavily on the substantive law, explaining, for example, for the hundredth time the different theoretical approaches to de ning the mens rea necessary for genocide. Procedural issues get rather short shrift, which I nd is still a severe shortcoming of ICL literature. When I read the acknowledgments in the book, I was impressed to see that the author had been awarded the faculty prize of the year 2000 by the renowned law faculty of the Munich-based Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität for his thesis, and was even more impressed that it was the rst doctoral thesis ever to
International Criminal Law Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2003
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