Prosecution and punishment of international crimes by national courts
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Published by International Courts Association in The Hague .
Written in English


  • Universal jurisdiction,
  • International criminal law,
  • Criminal jurisdiction

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-200)

StatementW.J. van der Wolf
SeriesIssues in international criminal law
LC ClassificationsK5036 .W65 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p. ;
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25343611M
ISBN 109058870979, 9058870987
ISBN 109789058870971, 9789058870988
LC Control Number2011291813

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