Crime - Crimes in International Law

Crimes in International Law

Crimes defined by treaty as crimes against international law include:

  • Crimes against peace
  • Crimes of apartheid
  • Forced disappearance
  • Genocide
  • Piracy
  • Sexual slavery
  • Slavery
  • Waging a war of aggression
  • War crimes

From the point of view of State-centric law, extraordinary procedures (usually international courts) may prosecute such crimes. Note the role of the International Criminal Court at The Hague in the Netherlands.

Popular opinion in the Western World and Former Soviet Union often associates international law with the concept of opposing terrorism — seen as a crime as distinct from warfare.

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