Is International Criminal Law and appropriate mechanism to deal with organized crime in a global society?

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Globalisation has generated a global financial system beyond national laws and the control of states. Financial deregulation has provided an important boost for the expansion of illegal economic transactions, which generate impressive capital flows within the global financial system. In this context, the distinction between lawful and criminal economic activities has become increasingly difficult.
In today’s global capitalism, networks of capital, labour, information, and markets operate by linking through technology functions, people and places of the world. Those populations and territories deprived of value and interest for modern capitalism are disconnected from its networks. As a result, large parts of our cities and regions, and sometimes entire countries (known as the ‘fourth world’), suffer socio-economic exclusion. Attempts to escape marginality by populations living in these areas have allowed organised crime to develop a global criminal economy, which aims at providing illegal goods and services to those who are part of global capitalism
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Title of host publicationLegal Responses to Transnational and International Crimes
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law

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