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The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law

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The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law by Kenneth S. Gallant
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This book fills a major gap in the scholarly literature concerning international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and human rights law. The principle of legality (non-retroactivity of crimes and punishments and related doctrines) is fundamental to criminal law and human rights law. Yet this was the first book-length study of the status of legality in international law - in international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. This was also the first book to survey legality/non-retroactivity in all national constitutions, developing the patterns of implementation of legality in the various legal systems such as Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic Law, and Asian Law around the world. This is a necessary book for any scholar, practitioner, and library in the area of international, criminal, comparative, human rights, or international humanitarian law.

Author Biography

Professor Gallant is a Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. His previous positions include professor at the University of Idaho, prosecutor with the District Attorney of Philadelphia, and clerk for the Hon. Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the National Law School of India University and Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He was elected as the first Representative of Counsel on the Advisory Committee on Legal Texts of the International Criminal Court, was a founding member of the International Criminal Bar, and was on its first governing Council.
Release date NZ
November 17th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
632
Dimensions
152x229x40
ISBN-13
9780521886482
Product ID
2733926

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