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Part IV Institutions, Implementation, and Development, 22 Implementation and Compliance

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law (2nd Edition)

Neil Boister

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 June 2024

International co-operation — Individual criminal responsibility — Pacta sunt servanda

The goal of transnational criminal law is the suppression of crime. Achieving this goal requires effective implementation of the rules in the suppression conventions—both substantive and procedural—in national law, and effective compliance with these rules. The general view however is that while the international frameworks are adequate their implementation is poor. This chapter reviews implementation and compliance very briefly and then turns to mechanisms for reviewing, supporting, and coercing action by parties to implement and comply. It then looks at the prospects of a transnational criminal court to further compliance, before concluding with some comments about whether the system is having the desired normative effect on states and individuals.

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