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Part B Issues, Institutions, and Personalities, N

Antonio Cassese

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 November 2020

One of the most striking trends in current ICL relates to its ‘nationalization’. While up to the adoption of the ICCSt. the development of ICL was characterized by efforts to consolidate the international legal bases and to establish international institutions, since then, the capacity and responsibility of national criminal justice systems to prosecute international crimes has come to the fore. Inter alia, this trend can be accounted for by the enactment of national legislation on international crimes in many countries. Reasons for states to enact specific...
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