The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law Chapter 2: A Partial History to World War II
Gallant, Kenneth S., THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGALITY IN INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW, Chapter 2, Cambridge University Press, 2009
Posted: 30 Jun 2007 Last revised: 6 Mar 2012
This is a Chapter 2 of Kenneth S. Gallant, The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009).
Chapter 2 briefly reviews the history of the principle of legality in criminal law up to World War I, drawing material from common law, civil law, Islamic law, and a few other sources. Then it covers interwar events, focusing on the German abandonment of the principle in the 1930's and the international legal reaction.
Keywords: criminal law, legality, international law, international criminal law, nullum crimen sine lege, ex post facto
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