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International & Transnational Criminal Law Robert J. Currie

International & Transnational Criminal Law

Robert J. Currie

Published February 27th 2010
ISBN : 9781552211625
Paperback
647 pages
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International and Transnational Criminal Law by Robert J. Currie offers an overview of those branches of international law commonly referred to as international criminal law (ICL) and transnational criminal law (TCL). It surveys the history andMoreInternational and Transnational Criminal Law by Robert J. Currie offers an overview of those branches of international law commonly referred to as international criminal law (ICL) and transnational criminal law (TCL). It surveys the history and major developments behind a major legal and philosophical force of the twentieth century: that individuals can be liable for horrendous crimes that are committed, not just against the criminal laws of a single state, but against international law and thus the entire world community.In his treatment of ICL, Professor Currie examines the major international crimes genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression against the backdrop of international courts set up to deal with these crimes, such as the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals, the UN ad hoc tribunals, and the International Criminal Court. The discussion of TCL focuses on conduct that is considered to be criminal by the domestic law of states, but which has aspects affecting more than one state. The book reviews the major international law regimes designed to deal with transnational crime in such areas as narcotics, terrorism, transnational organized crime, and cybercrime.As part of the Essentials of Canadian Law series, the book also contains a stand-alone chapter on the prosecution of international crimes before Canadian courts.