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Confronting the Shadow State: An International Law Perspective on State Organized Crime

Henri Decoeur


This book examines the rules and mechanisms of international law relevant to the suppression of state organized crime, and provides a normative justification for developing international legal mechanisms specifically designed to address this phenomenon. State organized crime refers to the use by senior state officials of the resources of the state to facilitate or participate in organized crime, in pursuit of policy objectives or personal profit. This concept covers diverse forms of government misconduct, including partnerships with organized criminal groups involved in drug trafficking, the p ... More

Keywords: state crime, organized crime, corruption, international crime, expressivism, rule of law, extradition, immunity, targeted sanction, International Criminal Court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198823933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henri Decoeur, author
Avocat, Paris Bar Association