Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law
   
 
Författare:van Sliedregt Elies
Titel:Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law
Utgivningsår:2012
Omfång:337 sid.
Förlag:Oxford University Press
ISBN:9780199560363
Ämnesord:Straffrätt , Internationell rätt

Pris: 1169 SEK exkl. moms

 

This book examines the concept of individual criminal responsibility for serious violations of international law, i.e. aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Such crimes are rarely committed by single individuals. Rather, international crimes generally connote a plurality of offenders, particularly in the execution of the crimes, which are often orchestrated and masterminded by individuals behind the scene of the crimes who can be termed 'intellectual perpetrators'. For a determination of individual guilt and responsibility, a fair assessment of the mutual relationships between those persons is indispensable.

By setting out how to understand and apply concepts such as joint criminal enterprise, superior responsibility, duress, and the defence of superior orders, this work provides a framework for that assessment. It does so by bringing to light the roots of these concepts, which lie not merely in earlier phases of development of international criminal law but also in domestic law and legal doctrine. The book also critically reflects on how criminal responsibility has been developed in the case law of international criminal tribunals and courts. It thus illuminates and analyses the rules on individual responsibility in international law.

Contents:

Introduction
PART I: ATTRIBUTING CRIMINAL REPSONSIBILITY
1: Modes of Liability
2: Joint Criminal Enterprise/Common Purpose Liability
3: Participation in Genocide
4: Incitement and Conspiracy
5: Attempt and Abandonment
6: Superior Responsibility
PART II: AVERTING CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
7: Irrelevance of Official Capacity & Immunity
8: Superior Orders
9: Duress
10: Mistake of Fact and Law
11: Other defences
Conclusion
 
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