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The Criminal Responsibility of Individuals for Violations of International Humanitarian Law - Elies van Sliedregt

The Criminal Responsibility of Individuals for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

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Published: 15th November 2003
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In this book, Elies van Sliedregt examines the concept of individual criminal responsibility for violations of international humanitarian law, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Such crimes are very rarely committed by single individuals, but mostly by organizations or groups of cooperating persons. For a just determination of their guilt and responsibility, a fair assessment of the mutual relationships and cooperation forms of those individuals is indispensable. This book provides the framework for that assessment. It gives guidance to practitioners and scholars on how to understand and to apply international criminal law concepts such as 'common purpose', 'superior responsibility', 'duress' and the 'defence of superior orders'. It does so by bringing to light the roots of those concepts, which are hidden not only in earlier phases of development of international criminal law, but also in the domestic laws of various states. Elies van Sliedregt has received the Modderman Prize for criminal law 2006 for her dissertation The Criminal Responsibility of Individuals for Violations of International Humanitarian Law. This prestigious biennial prize is awarded by the Modderman foundation.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Attributing responsibility
Modes of Individual Responsibility: Introduction to Part I
Historical survey: collective criminality and individual responsibility
Perpetration and participation Evaluation Part I
Superior Responsibility: Introduction to Part II
Historical survey: a few leading cases
Superior responsibility at the tribunals and the ICC
The concept of superior responsibility Evaluation
Averting Responsibility
Defences: Introduction to Part III
Grounds for excluding criminal responsibility
The defence of mistake and of superior orders Evaluation
A System of Responsibility: Epilogue
Summary
Nederlandse Samenvatting
Annex
Bibliography
Table of cases
Table of documents
Index
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ISBN: 9789067041669
ISBN-10: 9067041661
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 437
Published: 15th November 2003
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 16.61  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.86