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Legal Responses to Transnational and International Crimes: Towards an Integrative Approach

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Edited by: Christophe Paulussen

ISBN13: 9781786433985
Published: November 2017
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00

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The boundaries between core 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 to 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, eminent contributors discuss the implications of this relationship in the realm of law enforcement.

This book critically reflects on the connection between 'core crimes' of the International Criminal Court including; 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.

Academics and students of law, officials, policy makers and practicing criminal lawyers, will all greatly benefit from the crucial insight into the future of handling transnational crime.

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Criminal Law, International Criminal Law

Part I Conceptual Framework
1. Legal responses to transnational and international crimes: towards an integrative approach? Harmen van der Wilt
2. Responding to transnational crime: the distinguishing features of transnational criminal law Neil Boister
3. Is international criminal law an appropriate mechanism to deal with organised crime in a global society? Hector Olasolo

Part II Specific Crimes
4. Piracy at the intersection between international and national: regional enforcement of a transnational crime Marta Bo
5. Terrorism as a new generation transnational crime: prosecuting terrorism at the International Criminal Court I.L. Braber
6. Terrorism and the conceptual divide between international and transnational criminal law Alejandro Chehtman
7. Cybercrime and its sovereign spaces: an international law perspective Ilias Bantekas
8. Domestic and international legal approaches to the repression of politically-motivated cyber attacks Nicolo Bussolati
9. Transnational prosecution of grand corruption and its discontent Giulio Nessi
10. Prosecuting money laundering at the ICC: can it stop the funding of international criminal organisations? D.J. van Leeuwen

Part III Fair Trial Issues
11. Safeguarding defendants' rights in transnational and international cooperation M.L. Ferioli
12. Ne bis in idem in an international and transnational criminal justice perspective - paving the way for an individual right? Sabine Gless

Part IV Alternative Solutions
13. Privatisation and increasing complexity of mass violence in Mexico and Central America: exploring appropriate international responses S.J. Wirken and H. Bosdriesz
14. The distinction between 'international' and 'transnational' crimes in the African Criminal Court Charles Chernor Jalloh