The Protection of Human Rights in the Suppression of Transnational Crime

from Neil Boister & Robert J. Currie, eds, Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law (2015)

24 Pages Posted: 5 May 2014 Last revised: 30 Apr 2015

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Robert J. Currie

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: May 2, 2014

Abstract

This chapter examines the troubled relationship between the various legal regimes under which states cooperate to suppress crime and the protection of human rights, specifically the procedural human rights of individuals targeted for investigation in transnational cases. It provides an analysis of what rights protections exist in the context of the suppression treaties themselves, and also whether and to what extent international human rights law imposes obligations on states when they engage in inter-state cooperation in criminal matters (eg extradition, mutual legal assistance). It concludes that despite the topic being an active one for some decades, relatively few hard human rights norms can be found in this setting, and ponders the limitations of political will and implications for the rule of law.

Keywords: transnational crime, human rights

Suggested Citation

Currie, Robert J., The Protection of Human Rights in the Suppression of Transnational Crime (May 2, 2014). from Neil Boister & Robert J. Currie, eds, Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal Law (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2432353

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