430. The role of legislation.

(4)     International Criminal Law and the Law of England and Wales

(i)     International Crimes and the Law of England and Wales

A. General

430.     The role of legislation.

In order to prosecute under the law of England and Wales conduct amounting to an international crime, whether customary or treaty-based, reliance must be placed today1 either on a statutory offence enacted to give domestic effect to the international crime or on a more general statutory or common-law offence the terms of which encompass the international crime's definitional elements2. The same is the case, mutatis mutandis, for any