Author Spotlight: Young Sok Kim

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This week we are featuring a guest post by Young Sok Kim, author of the top-selling title The Law of the International Criminal Court, Second Edition.

About the Author

Young Sok Kim

Dr. Young Sok Kim is currently the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago. He was Professor of International Law, School of Law, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. He earned his Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law from Seoul National University, and a Master of Law (LLM) and Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kim previously worked as Deputy Director of the Treaties Division in the Korean Foreign Ministry, Assistant Professor of Law at Ajou University, and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has also been Legal Advisor for the Korean Delegation to various international conferences, including Rome Conference for the Drafting of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, the Preparatory Commission for the ICC, the Assembly of the States Parties of the ICC, and the Meeting of the Contracting Parties of the London Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter.

About the Law of the International Criminal Court, Second Edition

  • A leading authority on practice and procedure from one of the experts on the International Criminal Court
  • Offers a clear and in-depth look into the law, procedures, composition, and authority of the ICC
  • Explores the legislative history and the meaning of war crimes and the crime of aggression under recent amendments to the ICC Statute

In 2018, Member States celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute. As one of the Korean delegates to the Rome Conference in 1998 that established the International Criminal Court, the author is intimately familiar with matters related to its formation and subsequent development. This work, a leading authority for the practice and procedure of the International Criminal Court (ICC), addresses a host of difficult and common questions about the court and records legislative histories of important articles of the ICC Statute.

What’s New to the Second Edition?

Since the publication of the first edition in 2007, there have been many important developments regarding the ICC. This new edition covers amendments to the Rome Statute that were adopted with respect to war crimes and the crime of aggression, which give the court jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. It also includes important case law of the ICC.

“Kim’s enormous hands-on experience with the ICC proves an incredible source of authority for this new book. So, Kim’s book on the ICC will become required reading for the international lawyer, political scientists, human rights leaders, peace advocates, and government officials all over the world”Francis A. Boyle, Professor of International Law, University of Illinois College of Law

The Law of the International Criminal Court
Item #: 62526
Pages: xxii, 522p. (544p. total)
1 Volume, perfect bound……$99.00
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein $ Co., Inc.; 2019

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