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Title: International criminal justice and the erosion of sovereignty
Authors: Soares, Miguel de Serpa Soares
Keywords: Sovereignty
International Crimes
International Criminal Court
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Citation: Soares, Miguel de Serpa (2013). "International criminal justice and the erosion of sovereignty". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 4, n.º 2 (November 2013-April2014), pp. 8-36. Consulted [online] on date of last view,
Abstract: The author states that any form of international justice always represents a means of limiting national sovereignty. In the case of International Criminal Law, this limiting is even more evident by compromising elements essential to the classical paradigm of International Law, as for example the punishing monopoly of States or the concept of a quasi-absolute State sovereignty. International criminal tools, crimes, sentences, jurisdictions, are all able to be, at least partially, a legal alternative to the issues of peace-keeping and national security, exclusively political and diplomatic. This alternative inevitable leads to tensions with a power structure that has not been altered since 1945. However, for this legal criminal alternative to be put in place, a long period of maturation will be required based on irrefutable technical and legal credibility.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1647-7251
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OBSERVARE - JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations. Vol.4, n.2 (November 2013 - April 2014)

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