New Features Of The Lexsitus Online-Platform


The online-platform on international criminal law (ICL) Lexsitus has been further developed through a project spearheaded and supported by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. We are pleased to announce the following new main features:

1) A new commentary on the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (CLICC-RPE), which contains at least one comment on each rule, with hyperlinks to legal sources referred to in the comments. This supplements the existing commentary on the ICC Statute. Lexsitus may be further developed to include a commentary on the Regulations of the Court. The commentaries are continuously updated, by a team of more than 50 lawyers, led by Associate Professor Mark Klamberg (Stockholm University).
2) A new library of all publications of the Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP), which offers free access to monographs, anthologies, occasional papers and policy briefs by more than 560 authors from around the world, among them the leading ICL-experts. This includes the Nuremberg Academy Series and the four other TOAEP publication series. This user-friendly service allows you to browse, read, download, print or store in a personalized reading list any publication that you find interesting or useful. There is also a notes service to help you start drafting your own text, with an automated citation function.

3) Lexsitus Lectures has been expanded with 10 new lectures, including 4 in Arabic, 4 in Farsi and 2 in English (bringing the overall number of English lectures in Lexsitus to 236, covering all articles and main provisions). The Arabic lectures are on Articles 8 (Mr. Omar A. Mekky, ICRC), 17 (Dr. Mohamed El Zeidy, ICC), 25 (Judge Adel Maged, Vice-President of the Egyptian Court of Cassation), and 30 (Professor Mohamed Badar, University of Northumbria). The Farsi lectures are on Articles 8 (Dr. Pouria Askary, Allameh Tabataba'i University), 15 (Dr. Mohamed H. Zakerhossein, Tehran University), 38 (Mr. Hirad Abtahi, ICC), and 68 (Ms. Sepideh Tabatabaei, ICC). These 8 lectures represent the start of Arabic and Farsi versions of Lexsitus. The new English lectures are by Professors Olympia Bekou (University of Nottingham, Article 88) and Joseph Rikhof (Ottawa University, Article 54). The lectures are subtitled and the transcript files are available in Lexsitus.

Lexsitus also offers access to preparatory works, case law and digests of case law organized by the provisions of the ICC Statute. All URLs in Lexsitus are persistent, so you can safely refer to them in your own citations. External references in Lexsitus are all linked to the ICC Legal Tools Database.