Duhaime's Law Dictionary


International Criminal Law Definition:

Offences made criminal in international law and related matters such as jurisdiction, courts and tribunals.

Related Terms: International Law

International criminal law is a body of law that includes those treaties and other international documents which define and prescribe punishment for prohibited conduct for international crimes such as crimes against humanityterrorism or piracy.

But international criminal law also covers those related areas necessary to develoment and implementation of the investigation, prosecution, punishment and enfortcemenet of international crimes such as the creation of the International Criminal Court and, from time to time, the meeting and conclusions of internationa criminal law experts as they atempt to advance this body of law by the development of proposed treaties in areas of mutual international concern, and the ratification of those treaties.

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