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Despite being in existence for over a quarter century, costing multiple millions of dollars and affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws have yet to be subject to a book-length treatment of their empirical dimensions - their premises, coverage, and impact on public safety. This volume, edited by Wayne Logan and J.J. Prescott, assembles the leading researchers in the field to provide an in-depth look at what have come to be known as 'Megan's Laws', offering a social science-based analysis of one of the most important, and controversial, criminal justice system initiatives undertaken in modern times.
At a time when financial crime routinely crosses international boundaries, this book provides a novel understanding of its spread and criminalisation. It traces the international convergence of financial crime regulation with a uniquely comparative approach that examines key institutional and state actors including the European Union, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, as well as the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany, all countries that harbour some of the most influential stock exchanges in the Western world. The book describes and documents the phenomenon of internationalisation of securities frauds - such as insider trading and market manipulation - and the laws criminalising those acts, most notably those responding to recent dramatic transformations in securities markets, high frequency trading, and benchmark manipulation. At the European level, it shows the progressive uniformisation of laws culminating in the 2014 European Union Market Abuse Regulation. The book argues that criminal prohibitions against internationalised market abuse must be understood as an economic and legal imperative to protect financial markets against activities that imperil its integrity, compromising the confidence of investors and thus affecting the economy as a whole. The book is supported by an extensive review of the most significant scholarship in each country.
Every managerial decision is risky, at least to some extent. Conducting business is impossible without venturing into new territories and even the most ordinary daily choices could turn out to be failures. Excessive risk, however, can be very detrimental as was starkly illustrated by the most recent financial crisis. By criminalising managers' excessive risk-taking criminal law enters a sphere which is at the core of the activity it affects. At the same time it provides for criminal punishment for courses of conduct that, without doubt, can be extremely harmful. The objective of this book is to examine existing criminalisation of excessive risk-taking as well as to analyse whether such criminalisation is desirable and if yes, under which conditions.
The concept of gravity permeates the entire Rome Statute, and has a key role with regard to different phases of the proceedings before the ICC. Despite this significance, the Rome Statute does not provide any clarifications of the content of gravity and its constitutive factors. This omission is one of the reasons for the harshest criticisms against the ICC, which has been accused of African bias and of neglecting international crimes allegedly committed by nationals from powerful countries. This book presents a considered evaluation of the role of gravity in international criminal justice. It develops a unified theory of gravity, which can be applied to the different stages of the proceedings before the ICC. Undertaking a critical legal analysis of the law and practice of the ICC, it also draws on relevant jurisprudence of other international or internationalized criminal tribunals, as well as on the documents of the International Law Commission. The critical methodology constitutes an indispensable instrument in outlining the possibilities for the refinement and improvement of the Court's practice in future cases. It is argued that it is necessary to explore the challenges posed by the ICC's normative system in relation to the central concept of gravity. In this regard, the critical approach adopted here differs from that followed by a part of academic literature, which is inclined to opt for the abolition of every form of international criminal justice as an expression of neo-imperialistic dominance. In contrast, the methodology adopted here does not propose an a priori rejection of the ICC's normative framework. Indeed, while retaining a strong critical orientation, the internal analysis of this normative framework aims to clarify the content of gravity in the different stages of the proceedings before the Court.
Blackstone's International Criminal Practice is the definitive guide to the practice of the international criminal courts, tribunals and relevant domestic practice. This one volume, readily accessible guide provides practitioners with everything they need to ensure their case goes smoothly in the tribunal or court. This book contains comprehensive analysis of the practice, procedure, and substantive application of international criminal law. It covers the practice of all major international and internationalised criminal courts with primary focus on the International Criminal Court but also includes coverage of war crimes tribunals established for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and for other conflict zones. The text analyses relevant jurisprudence and key practice before the domestic courts including the development of the principle of universal jurisdiction and related sections on extradition and mutual legal assistance. A team of expert authors and editors provide in-depth commentary on the establishment and organisation of the international and internationalised criminal courts and related jurisdictional issues. The book also provides analysis of the substantive crimes under international criminal law and the various forms of criminal liability and available defences. It comprehensively sets out the procedural and evidentiary rules applicable in international criminal proceedings with a focus on the current application of these rules. This book also includes detailed analysis of the various rights of the accused; the protection, and participation, of victims and witnesses and the role of states in providing international co-operation and judicial assistance. With expert analysis of the substantive, as well as the procedural and evidential aspects of international criminal proceedings, this book will sit alongside Blackstone's Criminal Practice as an indispensable resource for criminal practitioners.
The Right to a Fair Trial in International Lawbrings together the diverse sources of international law that define the right to a fair trial in the context of criminal (as opposed to civil, administrative or other) proceedings. The book provides a comprehensive explanation of what the right to a fair trial means in practice under international law and focuses on factual scenarios that practitioners and judges may face in court. Each of the book's fourteen chapters examines a component of the right to a fair trial as defined in Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and reviews the case law of regional human rights courts, international criminal courts as well as UN human rights bodies. Highlighting both consensus and divisions in the international jurisprudence in this area, this book provides an invaluable resource to practitioners and scholars dealing with breaches of one of the most fundamental human rights.
This book provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of the increased role of criminal law in managing migration, from a European, domestic and comparative law perspective. The contributors critically engage with the current trends leading to the criminalisation of irregular migrants, asylum seekers and those who engage in 'humanitarian smuggling' and the national and common policies calling for a broader use of criminal law measures. The chapters explore the measures used to protect borders and their impact in terms of effectiveness and their ability to strike a fair balance between security and the protection of human rights. The contributors to the book cover a range of disciplines within law, human rights and criminology resulting in a broad understanding of the issues at play.
International criminal law is commonly contextualized by international lawyers against the backdrop of 'globalization', and international legal scholars have recognized that international criminal justice is both a symptom and a driver of this phenomenon. This book illustrates how the core challenges confronting the creation and delivery of international criminal justice are shaped by processes of globalization. This book explores how the intersection between national and global legal processes, and international and hybrid tribunals, impacts the way in which international criminal justice is delivered. The books draws on a number of sources including extensive empirical research conducted by the author at ICTR and the emerging body of international socio-legal scholarship which is focussed primarily on ICTY. It shows how international criminal courts must establish their legitimacy within the context of a critique that is emerging from globalization discourse, and examines how legal actors bring deeply rooted local conceptions of the requisites of fair trial process, and of the roles required of them to deliver justice, to global trial practice. It will goes on to look at how, with the advent of individual prosecutions in the international legal order, the selection procedure for judges has shifted from being state-centric to cosmopolitan, and identify the tensions in achieving judicial and prosecutorial independence within the web of transnational networks with whom the bench and international bar must engage, and of which they are themselves members. The book concludes with practical recommendations for how the international criminal justice system can respond more proactively and efficiently to 'globalized' international legal practice.
Issues of the war that have provoked public controversy and legal debate over the last two years--the Cambodian invasion of May-June 1970, the disclosure in November 1969 of the My Lai massacre, and the question of war crimes--are the focus of Volume 3. As in the previous volumes, the Civil War Panel of the American Society of International Law has endeavored to select the most significant legal writing on the subject and to provide, to the extent possible, a balanced presentation of opposing points of view. Parts I and II deal directly with the Cambodian, My Lai, and war crimes debates. Related questions are treated in the rest of the volume: constitutional debate on the war; the distribution of functions among coordinate branches of the government; the legal status of the insurgent regime in the struggle for control of South Vietnam; prospects for settlement without a clear-cut victory; and Vietnam's role in general world order. The articles reflect the views of some forty contributors: among them, Jean Lacouture, Henry Kissinger, John Norton Moore, Quincy Wright, William H. Rhenquist, and Richard A. Falk. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Expertly written to provide comprehensive coverage of the most crucial issues in a course, the Concise Hornbook Series features concise analyses by prominent scholars of basic areas of the law. The Series focuses on core principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the subject matter. LaFave's Principles of Criminal Law provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes and accomplice liability. The book also gives attention to subjects such as causation, insanity and conspiracy.
The 1998 Rome Statute, the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), includes a longer list of gender-based crimes than any previous instrument of international criminal law. The Statute's twentieth anniversary provides an opportunity to examine how successful the ICC has been in prosecuting those crimes, what challenges it has faced, and how its caselaw on these crimes might develop in future. Taking up that opportunity, this book analyses the ICC's practice in prosecuting gender-based crimes across all cases for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the ICC up until mid-2018. This analysis is based on a detailed examination of court records and original interviews with prosecutors and gender experts at the Court. This book covers topics of emerging interest to practitioners in this field, including wartime sexual violence against men and boys, persecution on the grounds of gender and sexual orientation, and sexual violence against 'child soldiers'.