THE COLLECTIVE CRIMINALITY OF STATES AND THE CRIMINAL LAW OF THE FUTURE. INTRODUCTORY STUDY
Keywords:Vespasian V. Pella, aggression, criminal responsibility, international criminal justice.
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
Sirbu, V. (2011). The Nobel Peace Prize from a Romanian Perspective - The Interwar Period. Journal of Baltic and Nordic Studies, 3(2), p. 283. The first recommendation letter sent by a Romanian was that of Nicolae Iorga who, in 1912, submitted to the Nobel Committee the nomination of Professor Karl Lamprecht from the University of Leipzig.
Sbârnă, G. (2013). Vespasian V. Pella - au sevice de la science du droit et cause de la paix. Annals of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, Series of History and Archeology, Number 2/2013, Online Edition, p. 95.
Ciucă, A. (2015). Introductory Study, V.V. Pella, Piracy Repression. Iaşi: Institutul European Publishing House.
Ciuca, A. (***). Vespasian V. Pella, Société Française pour le droit international, La Galerie des Internationalistes Francophones, http://www.sfdi.org/internationalistes/pella/
*** (1930). The Federal European Union. V. The Second Rebirth of Europe. Universul, 9 June 1930.
Duţu, M. (2012). Vespasian V. Pella. Founder of International Criminal Law. Promoter of Criminal Law Unification. Artisan of International Criminal Justice. Bucharest: Universul Juridic Publishing House.
Pella, V.V. (1950). Towards an International Criminal Court. The American Journal of International Law, 44(1) (Jan. 1950), pp. 39, https://www.jstor.org/stable/2193451?seq=32#page_scan_tab_contents
Poenaru, I. (1992). Vespasian. V. Pella. A Life Dedicated to the Idea of International Justice. Bucuresti: Lumina Publishing House.
Ciucă, A. (2017). Persoana fizica in dreptul public international. Prolegomene. Iasi: Lumen Publishing House.
Năstase, A., Miga-Beşteliu, R. (2008). The Origins of the Idea of a Permanent International Criminal Court and the Role of Vespasian Pella into its Promotion - Pella’s Contribution to the Creation and the Development of the International Criminal Law. Romanian Journal of International Law, 6, January-June 2008, p. 198.
Matei, V. (1998). Dictionary of commented Latin maxims, reflections and expressions. Bucharest: Scripta Publishing House.
Ferencz, B. (2015). Illegal Armed Force as a Crime Against Humanity. Journal on the Use of Force and International Law, 2(2), pp.187-198.
Pella, V.V. (1925). Compte-rendu de la XXII-ème Conférénce Interparlamentaire tenue à Berne et Genève, du 22 au 28 aoút 1924. Bureau Interparlamentaire, Librairie Payot & Cie, p. 331, BNF, Gallica Bibliothéque numérique, Source: galica.bnf.fr/Bibliothéque nationale de France.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2017 Aurora CIUCĂ
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work, with an acknowledgement of the works authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in European Journal of Law and Public Administration.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as an earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
EJLPA Journal has an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs