Mikkel Jarle Christensen
JUR Center for International Courts
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Bygning: 6B-4-49
Retssociologi, eliter, international anklagemyndighed
Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder
Ret, moral og politik, Retshistorie
Bringing the World to Justice: The emerging field of internationalized criminal law
The internationalization of criminal law is not a passive process. It is driven and controlled by the emergence and social practices of new groups of lawyers. In order to understand the creation and development of a new form of international criminal law – with potential impact not only for the international adjudication of the socalled core crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity but also for the prosecution of crimes such as drug trafficking, corruption and terrorism – the project will map out and analyze the agents who have actively constructed these new forms of law. Through an empirically founded understanding of their social and professional backgrounds and their career trajectories in the field of international criminal justice, a field partly created by their own strategies of internationalization, this research project will contribute with an original and critical analysis of the social constitution of international criminal law and the formation of the social groups whose competing and complimentary perspectives govern this field.