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- The Schizophrenias of International Criminal Law. Ratner, Steven R. // Texas International Law Journal;Spring98, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p237
Discusses seemingly arbitrary schisms that emerged from the international legal process criminalizing violations of human rights and humanitarian law. Identification of schisms; Roots of schisms; Trends of decision toward criminalization of human rights atrocities beyond traditional war crimes.
- The European Treaty Framework and the Criminal Law: EC Competences in Criminal Law. Muller-Graff, Peter-Christian // Hume Papers on Public Policy;1998, Vol. 6 Issue 1/2, p100
Focuses on the competence of the European Commission to define criminal conduct. Relationship between the European treaty framework and criminal law; Exclusion and exercise of criminal competence; Stipulation and imposition of criminal or administrative sanctions.
- Organisational-tactical features of appointment and carrying out of examinations on crimes committed by organized criminal groups and communities. Pantyukhina, G. A.; Zayko, T. M.; Bezrukov, Yu. V. // Russian Juridical Journal / Rossijskij Juridiceskij Zurnal;Jul2011, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p154
The questions of organizational-tactical features of appointment and carrying out of examinations on crimes committed by organized criminal groups and communities are considered in the article. The necessity of special knowledge usage is caused by achievement of scientific and technical progress...
- REVOLUTIONS IN ACCOUNTABILITY: NEW APPROACHES TO PAST ABUSES. Sriram, Chandra Lekha // American University International Law Review;2003, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p301
Examines the development of international criminal law, focusing on the rise on prosecutions far from the locus of the original crimes, particularly through the exercise of universal jurisdiction. Developments in the contemporary practice of universal jurisdiction; Approaches to the practice of...
- JUSTIFICATION AND EXCUSE: WHAT THEY WERE, WHAT THEY ARE, AND WHAT THEY OUGHT TO BE. Milhizer, Eugene R. // St. John's Law Review;Summer2004, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p725
Discusses the concept of justification and excuse in the context of modern criminal law systems. Historical survey of justification and excuse as criminal defenses; Justification and excuse in the ancient world; Information on ancient Greek legal system.
- The Prosecutor v. Laurent Semanza, Case No. ICTR-97-20, Judgment, Appeals Chamber (20 May 2005). Weernink, Anne // Chinese Journal of International Law;Mar2007, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p115
This case note identifies the relevant findings of the Appeals Judgment of Semanza, which have an impact on the development of international criminal law. In particular, the case note will discuss the phenomenon of cumulative convictions, the position of authority within the definition of...
- SUPERVISING FEDERAL CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: WHY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHOULD DEFER WHEN U.S. ATTORNEYS RECOMMEND AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY. Gleeson, John // Virginia Law Review;Nov2003, Vol. 89 Issue 7, p1697
The article focuses on the difference between U.S. attorneys and the U.S. Attorney General on the issue of supervising federal capital punishment. It discusses reasons why a U.S. Attorney General should defer when U.S. attorneys recommend against the death penalty. The author of this article...
- The Proper Limits of Individual Responsibility under the Doctrine of Joint Criminal Enterprise. Cassese, Antonio // Journal of International Criminal Justice;Mar2007, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p109
Joint criminal enterprise (JCE) as a mode of liability in international criminal law is a concept widely upheld by international case law. It has, however, been harshly attacked by commentators, particularly with regard to what has come to be known as the �third category� of the notion, that...
- Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction. // Criminal Law Forum;Spring1992, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p441
The article discusses the coverage of extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction. An overview of the forms of legislative jurisdiction, principle of territoriality and principles of extraterritorial jurisdiction is provided, along with a description of the association between public international...