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The Responsibility of States for International Crimes
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The Responsibility of States for International Crimes

Nina H. B. Jørgensen

Abstract

This book focuses on the concept of state responsibility for international crimes. Part I consists of an historical introduction to the concept which deals, in particular, with the issue of international accountability following the First and Second World Wars and goes on to trace efforts to codify and develop the law relating to international criminal responsibility. In Part II, the concept is analysed in accordance with a criminal organization model and a corporate crime model and against this background the concept is found to be juridically sound. In Part III, eight candidate criteria and ... More

Keywords: state responsibility, international crimes, First World War, Second World War, international law, genocide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198298618
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298618.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nina H. B. Jørgensen, author
Senior Legal Adviser for the Office of the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone

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Contents

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Part I Historical Introduction to the Concept of State Criminality

Part II Juridical Status of the Concept of State Criminality

PART III Candidate Criteria and Indicia for Identifying State Crimes

Part IV Practical Feasibility of the Concept of State Criminality

PART V Status of the Concept of State Criminality in Contemporary International Law