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Drug Offences

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There are sample documents in the system of international criminal law that prohibits illegal trade in narcotic drugs. These documents come under the principles of conventional international criminal law. Islamic international criminal law does not provide, as does the system of international criminal law, provisions governing the prohibition of narcotic offences, but basically prohibits the use of narcotic drugs according to common Islamic purposes. Narcotic offences under Islamic criminal law are penalized under the term hudud meaning fixed penalties. According to Islamic criminal law it is the intentional involvement in narcotic offences such as the selling or possession of narcotic drugs which causes the application of criminal provisions and not unintentional elements. The prohibition of narcotic drugs in Islamic law has not only a national characterization, but also, an international characterization.

Keywords: drug offences; international criminal law; Islamic international criminal law



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