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Sanctions pénales nationales et droit international

Abstract : The substantial development of cases of international criminality and breaches of fundamental rights has resulted in an increased intrusion of international law into national criminal justice systems. In direct contradiction with the principle of penal sovereignty, international law now imposes major restrictions on countries in this area. Whenever international law prohibits a criminal activity in order to repress it, it requires countries to incriminate the offence, to establish their criminal competence, to institute proceedings and to cooperate and, if all else fails, to punish. However, the purpose of international law is not to directly impose criminal penalties or to substitute itself for a country's national authorities. In criminal matters, the purpose of international law is to establish rules, which the country must then comply with. Even if the principle of national sovereignty is restricted, States'intervention remaines privileged.
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Bertrand Bauchot. Sanctions pénales nationales et droit international. Droit. Université du Droit et de la Santé - Lille II, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00200035⟩



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