Organized crime: a compilation of U.N. documents 1975-1998

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Transnational Publishers, 1998 - Law - 815 pages
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The strength of the work is as a source book for research, teaching, & practical work. Undoubtedly, this authoritative collection will be actively used by researchers, government officials & those who are interested in the history of the UN involvement in the development of international criminal law. Int' J. of Legal Information, Vol. 27, No. 2 The most sustained & penetrating study of the phenomenon of transnational organized crime has been done by various UN agencies in an ongoing project whose principal milestone is the 1997 Convention on Organized Crime. This book presents all relevant texts in chronological order from 1975 to 1998, with additional material explaining the background of the project. Its wealth of detail as it addresses this formidable global challenge at the technical & political levels will be of great assistance to officials & law enforcement experts in relevant national, regional, & international agencies.

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M. Cherif Bassiouni is a distinguished research professor of law emeritus at DePaul University College of Law and president emeritus of the law school's International Human Rights Law Institute. He also is president of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, Italy and honorary president of the International Association of Penal Law in Paris, France. He has served the United Nations in a number of capacities and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court. Bassiouni is the author or editor of 79 books and the author of 241 articles on a wide range of legal issues.