The study is located within international law and seeks to determine whether prosecuting the crime of aggression would necessarily entail an abuse of the legal process. Issues discussed in the book are the controversies over the location of debating the crime of aggression in either law or politics and the legal approach to the problems outlined. The application of the legal method is also examined. Taking examples from Libya, the Ivory Coast and Kenya, the work is of interest to those working in the areas of international criminal justice, international law, legal theory, and international re.
Theory of international criminal law -- Principles of liability and participation in international criminal law -- Defences in international criminal law -- State jurisdiction and immunities -- War crimes and grave breaches -- Crimes against humanity -- Genocide -- Offences against the person -- International criminal law of the sea -- Terrorism -- Transnational offences 1 -- Transnational offences 2 -- Extradition -- Abduction -- Mutual legal assistance -- Mutual legal assistance : national perspectives -- International police co-operation -- Evidence before the ad hoc tribunals -- Nuremberg, Tokyo and the birth of modern international criminal law -- The international tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda -- The permanent international criminal court -- Internationalised domestic criminal tribunals
The growing inter-relatedness between EC and EU law with national criminal law can be well illustrated with the example of enforcement of EU law. Criminal law is one of the latest examples of increasing European integration within the perimeters of explicit competences of EU/EC law which additionally is driven ahead by what functionalist theories of European integration might refer to as a spill-over of approaches. Necessities of crossborder crime and criminal enforcement make cooperation necessary. The latter takes place to a certain degree on the basis of positive law established on the basis of the Treaties. It also takes place in the context of evolutionary development of what one might refer to as ‘administrative networks.’