Welcome to the Brian Dickson Law Library Research Guide on International Criminal Law
This guide will serve as a starting point forresearch in international criminal law.
International law typically governs the rights and responsibilities of States; criminal law, conversely, is paradigmatically concerned with prohibitions addressed to individuals, violations of which are subject to penal sanction by a State. The development of a body of international criminal law which imposes responsibilities directly on individuals and punishes violations through international mechanisms is relatively recent. It was not until the 1990s, with the establishment of the ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, that it could be said that an international criminal law regime had evolved. -- Cryer, Robert. (2007). Introduction to international criminal law and procedures, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, p. 1.
The following texts may provide a good starting off point for your research: