Sentencing in International Criminal Law

Author: Silvia D'Ascoli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316441
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This book deals with sentencing in international criminal law, focusing on the approach of the UN ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR). In contrast to sentencing in domestic jurisdictions, and in spite of its growing importance, sentencing law is a part of international criminal law that is still 'under construction' and is unregulated in many aspects. International sentencing law and practice is not yet defined by exact norms and principles and as yet there is no body of international principles concerning the determination of sentence, notwithstanding the huge volume of sentencing research and the extensive modern debate about sentencing principles. Moreover international judges receive very little guidance in sentencing matters: this contributes to inconsistencies and may increase the risk that similar cases will be sentenced in different ways. One purpose of this book is to investigate and evaluate the process of international sentencing, especially as interpreted by the ICTY and the ICTR, and to suggest a more comprehensive and coherent system of guiding principles, which will foster the development of a law of sentencing for international criminal justice. The book discusses the law and jurisprudence of the ad hoc Tribunals, and also presents an empirical analysis of influential factors and other data from ICTY and ICTR sentencing practice, thus offering quantitative support for the doctrinal analysis. This publication is one of the first to be entirely devoted to the process of sentencing in international criminal justice. The book will thus be of great interest to practitioners, academics and students of the subject.

The Western Codification of Criminal Law

Author: Aniceto Masferrer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319719122
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This volume addresses an important historiographical gap by assessing the respective contributions of tradition and foreign influences to the 19th century codification of criminal law. More specifically, it focuses on the extent of French influence – among others – in European and American civil law jurisdictions. In this regard, the book seeks to dispel a number of myths concerning the French model’s actual influence on European and Latin American criminal codes. The impact of the Napoleonic criminal code on other jurisdictions was real, but the scope and extent of its influence were significantly less than has sometimes been claimed. The overemphasis on French influence on other civil law jurisdictions is partly due to a fundamental assumption that modern criminal codes constituted a break with the past. The question as to whether they truly broke with the past or were merely a degree of reform touches on a difficult issue, namely, the dichotomy between tradition and foreign influences in the codification of criminal law. Scholarship has unfairly ignored this important subject, an oversight that this book remedies.

Towards a Rational Legislative Evaluation in Criminal Law

Author: Adán Nieto Martín
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319328956
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This book launches a debate on the need to evaluate criminal policies and, what is more complex and ambitious, to develop an evaluation method. The contributions address topics such as the general methodology for evaluating public policy, preparing criminal statistics, and analyzing costs, cost-effectiveness and cost benefits. Additionally, the work explores the state of affairs in various countries including Spain, Sweden, USA, Germany and in the EU. It also examines issues such as the relationship between legislative evaluation and criminal principles and the constitutional courts’ control over criminal acts.

Who s Who in Spain 2006 Edition

Author: Who's Who in Italy S. R. L.
Publisher: Who's Who In Italy
ISBN: 9788885246607
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Containing thousands of individual biographical profiles along with analyses of careers and currently held posts, this two-volume set contains valuable information for entrepreneurs and managers, international trade executives, financial groups, governments, embassies, and academic institutions throughout the world. This edition includes 3,600 biographical listings and is updated to include the new members elected to the Spanish and European parliaments as well as overviews of political, intellectual, social, and scientific culture in Spain. In addition, 2,100 institutional profiles highlight the objectives, technologies, international reach, and corporate philosophy of each institution listed. Numerous cross-references between individual and corporate profiles provide even more information about Spain's business world.

Biotechnology law and bioethics

Author: Carlos María Romeo Casabona
Publisher:
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Fornece um panorama sobre os avanços biotecnológicos, dando ênfase aos aspectos jurídicos e éticos do impacto destes na área genética sobre o homem e o meio ambiente.

Organised Crime in Europe

Author: Cyrille Fijnaut
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9781402051364
Format: PDF, ePub
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Senior Research fellow, Department of Criminology, Max plank Institue for Foreign and International Criminal Law,Freiburg, Germany.