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Kevin Riordan - Basic Ideas about International Criminal Law
13 Feb 2012 -  Mr. Kevin Riordan, Director General, Defence Legal Services, New Zealand Defence Force

"Basic Ideas About International Criminal Law"
This lecture will examine the question of why it is that intentional criminal law has developed in the way it has. It will outline the four crimes that are the focus of the Rome Statute and will ponder the question of why some actions are criminalised and some are not. It will touch on possibilities for further expansion of the enumerated crimes. Much of this lecture will deal with the sources of International Criminal Law, and will look in particular at the role of customary international law, general principles of law and the subsidiary sources.