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Международное уголовное право и международная юстиция №1 - 2009АКТУАЛЬНЫЕ ВОПРОСЫ НАУКИ И ПРАКТИКИ
Doctrine as a Source of Criminal Law (Comparative-Law Aspects)
The article gives theoretical characteristics of different scholarly theories used in the process of creation of criminal-law norms. The author draws attention to historical aspects of different doctrines and to their impact on the contemporary status of criminal legislation.
Mankind in Danger! It will be Saved by Inevitability of Punishment for Crimes
The article studies problems faced by the mankind in connection with danger of raise of crimes in certain countries and on an international level. The author notes that war and political situation in different countries leads to commitment of grave crimes with regard to peoples, abuse, and destabilization of the whole civilization.
On International Initiatives in the Sphere of Legal Regulation of Activity of Private Military and Safeguarding Companies
About International initiatives in the field of legal regulation of private military and security companies The use of mercenaries in both traditional and non-traditional formats remains a serious problem in the world today. The activities at the international level, of a number of private companies that recruit, train, use or finance former military personnel and expolicemen from all regions of the world to operate in zones of armed conflict present new modalities of mercenary-related activities. The trend towards outsourcing and privatizing various military functions by a number of States in the past 10 years has resulted in the mushrooming of private military and security companies. At the international level a few initiative of elaborating a common system to regulate private military and security companies exporting their services abroad.
Crime in the Conditions of Globalization
Globalization is a new trend of the modern society. Many social and political phenomena aquire new features which demand new approaches in dealing with them. Crime as one of the most serious threats which the world's community faces has also changed its character. The rate of crime is constantly rising, more and more people are involved in criminal activities, new types of criminals have developed, international criminal organizations are becoming better organized and more developed structures. International terrorism has become the most serious criminal threat. The author deals with the phenomenon of crime in the conditions of globalization and makes conclusions about measures that must be taken.
International Cooperation in Counteraction of Legalization of Criminal Proceeds: Experience, Problems, and Prospects
The article is devoted to the study of contemporary experience of international cooperation in the sphere of struggle against legalization of criminal proceeds. The author stresses that international documents are an important element of the whole system of international-law cooperation in crime control.
Regulation of Issues Related to Compensation for Harm Caused by a Crime in International-Law Documents of the United Nations Organization
Cross-border character of crimes is followed by widening of international cooperation in the sphere of struggle against crimes, in particular, related to the issues of compensation for harm caused to victims of crimes. The article considers international-law documents of the UNO which regulate this sphere of relations and gives legal analysis thereof.
Criminal Legislation of Vietnam on the Struggle against Terrorism
The article is devoted to the study of peculiarities of legislation of Vietnam regulating issues of responsibility for crimes of terrorist character. Vietnamese legislation strictly prohibits recruiting, arms procurement and other types of assistance to terrorists. Acts of violence which cause a great loss as a result of death of people and elimination of material values, acts which violate public order, undermine national security, organized crimes are considered grave acts for which severe punishments are provided for.
Judicial Procedure of Taking into Custody of Suspects and Accused Persons in Accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code of the RF and International-Law Standards
The article is devoted to comparative analysis of the legislation of the Russian Federation regulating judicial procedure of taking into custody, and international experience in the said sphere. The author worked out concrete proposals on improvement of the Russian legislation and practice of application thereof.
Review of Volevodz A. G., Volevodz V. A. Contemporary System of International Criminal Justice. Chrestomathy M.: Izdatel'stvo "Iurlitinform", 2009. 536 p.
On the basis of contemporary doctrine of international criminal justice the author gives general evaluation of the book. The reviewer believes that the book shows integral system of agencies effectuating international criminal justice.