Crimes Against International Law Law and Legal Definition

Crimes against international laws are the creature of treaties and conventions. In most situations, these crimes are prosecuted before international courts and tribunals. Following is an example of a case law discussing about the crimes against international law. In Doe v. Nestle, S.A., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98991 (D. Cal. 2010), the court observed that "Crimes against international law are committed by men, not by abstract entities, and only by punishing individuals who commit such crimes can the provisions of international law be enforced."