This Article contends that the current status of international law enforcement is inadequate to address the newly emergent problems of international crime and that new measures are needed. Part I briefly reviews the historical background of international cooperation in the field of law enforcement, including past attempts to form an international criminal court. Part II describes and analyzes the current status of international law enforcement, including the most recent and extensive attempt to increase the level of cooperation in the field of international drug trafficking, the 1988 U.N. Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Part III addresses the reasons why the current level of international cooperation is inadequate to deal with the problems posed by the degree and magnitude of international crime today. Part IV propounds the hypothesis that an international criminal court, strengthened with strict enforcement measures, would be able to better address these problems and better deal with international crime.
William N. Gianaris,
The New World Order and the Need for an International Criminal Court,
16 Fordham Int'l L.J. 88
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