Most legal scholars agree that a recognizable body of international criminal law does exist. However, the precise parameters of this body of law are often unclear, perhaps due to the rapid and complex developments of our global society. In its widest context, the source of international criminal law might be derived from the general principles of international law recognized by civilized nations; and therefore, found in the customary law accepted by states, the general criminal law recognized by nations, and the treaties which govern particular conduct.
This section of EISIL highlights important instruments and web resources for researching international and transnational crime. See also the International Human Rights and the Use of Force sections of EISIL.
In-depth assistance on researching international criminal law is available in the ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law�s continuously updated chapter on this subject.