20 Aggression under the Rome Statute Andreas Zimmermann and Elisa Freiburg-Braun Hardback Approx. 120 pp., 2019 Approx. € 150.00 ISBN 978-3-406-70826-8 Dr Andreas Zimmermann is a professor at the University of Potsdam. Elisa Freiburg-Braun is an associate at Gleiss Lutz in Berlin. This monograph aims to offer an in-depth analysis of the crime of aggression as covered by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Starting from the legal history of its inclusion in 2010, it analyses the relevant articles 8bis, 15bis and 15ter of the Rome Statute – covering the definition of the crime of aggression, the exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression through State referrals and the proprio motu powers of the ICC Prosecutor, and the exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression through UN Security Council referrals. Likewise, the book covers current and upcoming developments on the crime of aggression and the ICC post-2017 (the year when the Court’s jurisdiction on the crime was officially activated by the Assembly of State Parties). It addresses the significant challenges faced by the three ways in which the Court may exercise such jurisdiction, also with regard to the general (political) obstacles for the work of the ICC.
21 Legal Methods Thomas M. J. Möllers Hardback Approx. 600 pp., 2019 € 150.00 ISBN 978-3-406-74397-9 Dr Thomas M. J. Möllers is Professor of Law at the University of Augsburg. Legal decisions are accepted if they are well-reasoned. This work provides lawyers with more than 100 legal interpretation figures that are used by lawyers worldwide to justify their legal decisions. German law is exemplary for the technique of Legal Interpretation and Legal Construction, which is applied in Europe and all over the world. The new publication puts lawyers in a position, to develop -step by step - a solution for a hitherto unsolved legal problem in such a way that it convinces the opposing party of the content his/her solution. Addressed will be in an interdisciplinary and legal-dogmatic context, legal sources, classic and modern figures of interpretation, the challenging concretization and construction of law, influence of the constitution and European law as a higher-ranking law, determination of the limits of permissible further development of the law, and very relevant for practice the hermeneutics of facts. Benefits at a glance: Combination of classic and modern methodology, a lively presentation with numerous examples from literature and jurisprudence, cases for indepth reflection. This work addresses students, legal clerks, and postgraduate students, but also judges, lawyers and administrative lawyers as well as all those interested in the basics of law.