Tom Obokata: Transnational Organized Crime in International Criminal Law
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The book discusses the criminal legislation on transnational organized crime (hereinafter TOC) both at the national and international level. The main focus is on transnational organized crime as a subject of international criminal law, but the author also adopts a multidisciplinary approach which includes criminology, political science and law. In this perspective, it is to be considered a welcome addition in a research field which has seen significant developments in the last years, but a relatively low number of scholarly works. Obokata’s book aims to contribute to the analysis of this field, “with a particular reference to the Organised Crime Convention” (p. 9), i.e. the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime. The author duly acknowledges that this sector of international criminal law is at a very early stage of development and therefore the book cannot aim at providing “a definitive answer to the question of how international law should develop in relation to...
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