International and Transnational Criminal Law

International and Transnational Criminal Law

2nd edition

By Robert J Currie and Joseph Rikhof


International criminal law has focused on the prosecution of truly international crimes — genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression. Our post-Cold War, post-9/11 world has also seen the growth of transnational crimes of international concern, such as terrorism, money laundering, organised crime, and human and narcotics trafficking, as well as transnational crimes of domestic concern, which are simply ordinary domestic crimes that involve the jurisdiction of more than one state.

This book surveys these two related but increasingly distinct fields with a focus on Canada, bringing together in one accessible text topics that are of increasing importance in a world of globalised crime. The second edition updates caselaw from Canada as well as international courts and tribunals, transnational criminal law treaties, and recent literature, and adds a new chapter on extended liability, defences, and child soldiers. It reviews the new definition of the crime of aggression and some of Canada's new criminal cooperation ventures.


Published 31 January 2014
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552213506
Australian RRP $75.00
International Price $70.00