International criminal law

International criminal law is a field of [[wex:International law|international law]] that seeks to regulate the behavior of states, organizations and individuals operating across national boundaries in commission of [[wex:international crimes]].  International criminal law also regulates the commission of grave crimes occurring on the territory of sovereign states where those crimes constitute [[wex:Genocide|genocide]], [[wex:Crimes against humanity|crimes against humanity]], [[wex:War crimes|war crimes]], or other violations of [[wex:Jus cogens|jus cogens]] norms. 

International criminal law is practiced by, and prosecuted within, [[wex:International criminal tribunals|international criminal tribunals]], such as the [[wex:International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda]], [[wex:International Criminal Court]] and similar courts. 

In addition to the categories of crimes listed above, typical international crimes include [[wex:piracy]] and [[wex: terrorism]].

See M. Cherif Bassiouni, International Criminal Law (2nd ed., Transnational Publishers, 1998).

See Features - International Criminal Law: A Selective Resource Guide (2000), available here (providing an excellent guide to online and print resources on international criminal law).


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