Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently experienced a significant surge in scholarship and public debate; individual criminal accountability is w firmly entrenched in both international law and the international consciousness as a necessary mechanism of responsibility. Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction shifts the debate towards that which has so far been missing from the mainstream discussion: the possible injustices, exclusions, and biases of International Criminal Law. This collection of essays is the first dedicated to the topic of critical approaches to international criminal law. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of international criminal law, international law, international legal theory, criminal law, and crimilogy.
Christine Schwobel is Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool. She specializes in international law, particularly the narratives surrounding global constitutionalism, global governance, international criminal law, and international human rights law. Her publications include Global Constitutionalism in International Legal Perspective (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill 2011).