THE COLLECTIVE CRIMINALITY OF STATES AND THE CRIMINAL LAW OF THE FUTURE. INTRODUCTORY STUDY

Authors

  • Aurora CIUCĂ Professor PhD, Faculty of Law and Public Administration, “Stefan cel Mare” University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/eljpa/21

Keywords:

Vespasian V. Pella, aggression, criminal responsibility, international criminal justice.

Abstract

Vespasian V. Pella committed himself, with infallible devotion, to the pacifist ideas and plans to modernize international law. In this paper I am talking about the extraordinary reforming project of international law regarding the collective liability of states, published in 1926 under title „The Collective Criminality of States and the Criminal Law of the Future”. Translated for the first time in Romanian language after 90 years, this book (resulted in V.V. Pella’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize) does not cease to surprise us through the timeliness and validity of the proposals. I have in view the project (regarding the punishment of aggression as a manifestation of collective criminality of states, the need of an international criminal code and an international criminal justice) and the international doctrinal debate it has generated, the theoretical arguments and practical solutions for a coherent international criminal policy but also the “legacy” of Pella about which Ben Ferencz, former prosecutor at Nuremberg, is talking about.  

How to cite: Ciuca, A. (2017). The Collective Criminality of States and the Criminal Law of the Future. Introductory Study. European Journal of Law and Public Administration, 4(2), 119-132. https://doi.org/10.18662/eljpa/21

Author Biography

Aurora CIUCĂ, Professor PhD, Faculty of Law and Public Administration, “Stefan cel Mare” University

Professor PhD, Faculty of Law and Public Administration, “Stefan cel Mare” University

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2017-12-21

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CIUCĂ, A. (2017). THE COLLECTIVE CRIMINALITY OF STATES AND THE CRIMINAL LAW OF THE FUTURE. INTRODUCTORY STUDY. European Journal of Law and Public Administration, 4(2), 119-132. https://doi.org/10.18662/eljpa/21

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