Faculty Books
 
The Distinction between 'International' and 'Transnational' Crimes in the African Criminal Court

Title

The Distinction between 'International' and 'Transnational' Crimes in the African Criminal Court

Files

Excerpt

The boundaries between international crimes and transnational crimes are blurring. Should prosecution and trial of transnational crimes be transferred from national to international jurisdictions? Or should criminal law repression in respect of such crimes remain the prerogative of the state? Cutting-edge contributions in this book demonstrate that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer to these questions.

Addressing the distinctions and commonalities of transnational and international crimes, renowned contributors discuss the implications of this relationship in the realm of law enforcement. This book critically reflects on the connection between the ‘core crimes’ of the International Criminal Court, namely; war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, aggression, and several newly emerging transnational crimes. In view of this gradual merger of the categories, one of the major questions is whether the distinction in legal regime is still warranted. Significantly, the human rights consequences of transnational criminal law enforcement are brought to attention in this timely study.

ISBN

9781786433985

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

City

Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA

Keywords

International' Crimes, 'Transnational' Crimes, African Criminal Court

Disciplines

Criminal Law | International Law | Law

The Distinction between 'International' and 'Transnational' Crimes in the African Criminal Court

Share

COinS