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The Responsibility of States for International Crimes$
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Nina H. B. Jørgensen

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198298618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298618.001.0001

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Efforts to Codify and Develop the Law Relating to International Criminal Responsibility

Efforts to Codify and Develop the Law Relating to International Criminal Responsibility

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(p.28) 2 Efforts to Codify and Develop the Law Relating to International Criminal Responsibility
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The Responsibility of States for International Crimes
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Nina H. B. Jørgensen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298618.003.0002

This chapter describes the efforts to create a code of international criminal law of universal application. The lessons of Nuremberg informed subsequent efforts to advance international criminal law. This meant an emphasis on individual criminal responsibility until in 1976 the International Law Commission resurrected the early interest in the notion of state criminal responsibility.

Keywords:   international criminal law, Nuremberg, individual criminal responsibility, International Law Commission, state criminal responsibility

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