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National Legislation Incorporating International Crimes


Neuner, M.
Pages: 271 pages
Shipping Weight: 500 gram
Published: 07-2003
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058500403

Product Description

This CD mirrors a recent dynamic in international criminal law. After the adoption of the Rome Statute for a permanent International Criminal Court in July 1998, countries are adjusting their penal legislation to contain Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes. Also, attempts were undertaken to incorporate into domestic law the `general principles of criminal law` as contained in the Rome Statute.

Eleven domestic legislative projects are on this CD. They intend to incorporate international crimes and general principles of criminal law according to the definitions contained in Parts II and III of the Rome Statute. It is remarkable that already less than five years after the adoption of the Rome Statute, common and civil law States from four different continents have engaged in such incorporation efforts:

Common Law: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Civil Law: the Kingdom of Belgium, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Finland, Germany, the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Switzerland.