"The national monographs in this database provide a general insight into criminal law and procedure in different countries. For each country, an introduction presents the requisite background knowledge for understanding the principles of criminal justice, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of substantive criminal law – its general principles, the principles of criminal responsibility or liability, and the grounds for the justification of criminal offences. A third part is focused upon criminal procedure in each country: the general characteristics of the procedure, the organization of investigation, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage and appeals. A final part covers the execution and extinction of the sanctions."
Subjects: International Criminal Law
Covers international criminal justice and publishes investigative articles and interviews about world-wide efforts to try war criminals, from the International Criminal Court to domestic courts. This is the successor to Diplomatie Judiciaire, which documented trials before the international criminal tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. The archives contain Diplomatie Judicaire materials.
"ORIL covers case law from international courts and dispute settlement bodies, in addition to states and certain territorial entities that are not generally classified as states. The full text of new decisions of relevance to any of the ORIL modules is sourced by the reporters for that module as soon as possible after the judgment is given or the decision is made. For all modules except ICGJ a full case report is then commissioned, together with expert analysis if appropriate, to draw out the important points in the case and illustrate the relevance of the decision in the landscape of the law and practice covered by that module, or indeed in the wider sphere of international law covered by other ORIL modules."""""