UDC 341.48/.49
Biblid: 0543-3657, 64 (2013)
Vol. 64, No 1151, pp. 5-22
DOI:

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 19 Aug 2013
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY IN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

Jovašević Dragan (Redovni profesor, Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Nišu), jovas@prafak.ni.ac.rs

International criminal law as a system of legal rules contained in the documents of international community and in the documents of national (internal) criminal law provides criminal liability and punishment for a great number of international crimes, among which crime against humanity is the most prominent. These crimes are acts of breaking war laws and rules of warfare (international humanitarian law) and they are also the acts of endangering peace among nations and security of the mankind. For perpetrators of these crimes in certain cases the primary jurisdiction is the one of international criminal court (supranational) authorities. In this paper, the author has analysed the notion and characteristics of crime against humanity from the theoretical and practical aspects in international criminal law and in criminal law of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Keywords: international criminal law, crime, crime against humanity, national criminal law, responsibility, penalty