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27 Eur. J. Crime Crim. L. & Crim. Just. 1 (2019)

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            EUROPEAN   JOURNAL  OF CRIME,  CRIMINAL  LAW AND
 BRILL                CRIMINAL  JUSTICE 27 (2019) 1-11
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                               Editorial







The   Rule of Law and European Criminal Law

in  Interaction


        Nina Periak
        Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
        Institute for Criminal-Law Ethics and Criminology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
        nina.persak@criminstitute.org; nina.persak@pfuni-lisi



        Entangled  History of Human  Rights and  International Criminal
        Justice

In September  2018, a memorial service was held in Siracusa, Sicily for M. Cherif
Bassiouni, who passed away  on 25 September 2017 at the age of 79, two months
shy of his 8oth birthday. According to his Wiki page, Bassiouni has been often
referred to by the media as 'the Godfather of International Criminal Law',' an
understandable  nickname   for a man who  played a crucial role in the devel-
opment  of the Rome  Statute and the establishment of International Criminal
Tribunals.2 According to Benjamin B. Ferencz, former Chief Prosecutor for the



*  The third section of this editorial is partly drawing upon the author's text in N. Pergak and
   J. Strus (forthcoming), 'Rule of Law in the EU:Justice and Criminal Law Dimensions, Faculty
   ofLaw Yearbook - University ofLjubljana (2019).
I  Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._CherifBassiouni.
2  R. Lahti, 'Memories and personal reflections on M. Cherif Bassiouni, in J.L. de la Cuesta,
   R. Ottenhof andJ.F. Thony, eds., Cherif's Friends. In Memoriam (Siracusa: Nuova Grafica, 2018)
   pp. 44-45. Sadat recalls that Bassiouni chaired the drafting committee of the Rome Diplo-
   matic Conference that founded the International Criminal Court. L.N. Sadat, 'Remembering
   M. Cherif Bassiouni, in J.L. de la Cuesta, R. Ottenhof and J.F. Thony, eds., Cherif's Friends. In
   Memoriam (Siracusa: Nuova Grafica, 2018) at p. 74.


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