Asset Freezing at the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Security Council

Asset Freezing at the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Security Council
  • A Legal Protection Perspective
  • Author(s): Daley J. Birkett
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-185-0, #1 edition
  • ISBN E-Book: 978-90-8974-486-9, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2021
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) are both empowered to request States to freeze individuals’ assets. Regardless of their duration, such measures necessarily infringe upon the targets’ rights. Yet, the longer assets are frozen, the more acute these infringements can become. ICC-requested asset freezes can endure from the issuance of an arrest warrant until the accused is acquitted or convicted, whereas UNSC ordered measures continue until international peace and security is restored. Asset freezes executed at the behest of the ICC and the UNSC are therefore rarely short in duration. The focus of this book rests on the two bodies’ exercise of their asset freezing powers, with a particular emphasis on the legal protections available to the individuals at the receiving end of the procedures with which the ICC and the UNSC are equipped. This book will be of interest to practitioners, academics, government officials, members of civil society, and postgraduate students with an interest in public international law, especially international criminal justice and international human rights law.

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Daley J. Birkett is Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow at Northumbria Law School, Research Fellow affi liated with the War Reparations Centre at the University of Amsterdam, and Visiting Lecturer in the Law of International Organizations at the University of Verona. Daley holds LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.M. (cum laude) degrees in Law and Public International Law from Durham University and Leiden University, respectively. He previously served as Legal Consultant to the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, where he advised the International Judges of the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia.

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Author(s) Daley J. Birkett
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-185-0,#1 edition
ISBN E-Book 978-90-8974-486-9,#1 edition
Publication date 28 januari 2021
Number of pages 246 Pages
Brand Eleven
Subject(s) International law
Language English

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