Transnational Organised Crime in International Law

By Tom Obokata

There is extensive and detailed academic literature on the legal development of international crimes, such as war crimes and crimes against humanity. However, not much attention has been paid to other serious crimes, including narcotics-related offences, human trafficking, and money laundering, which do not necessarily amount to international crimes in the traditional sense. This book fills this gap and offer a critical analysis of developments in the field of transnational organized crime under international law. The book is divided into two parts. Part I traces the history of organized crime and explores key concepts and norms relating to the practice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It then looks at legal obligations imposed upon States, as well as non-State actors, in relation to transnational organized crime. Part II illustrates how these norms, principles, and obligations are translated and enforced in practice. This is done through case studies at the level of national law (Thailand, Serbia, and the UK), regional law (the European Union), and international law (the United Nations).


278 pages

Publication Date: 8/17/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841136905