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The Law of Command Responsibility$
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Guénaël Mettraux

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199559329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559329.001.0001

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The Evolution of the Law of Command Responsibility and the Principle of Legality

The Evolution of the Law of Command Responsibility and the Principle of Legality

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(p.3) 1 The Evolution of the Law of Command Responsibility and the Principle of Legality
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The Law of Command Responsibility
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Guenael Mettraux

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559329.003.0001

This chapter discusses the birth and development of the doctrine of superior responsibility and the part which war crimes tribunals have played in developing and defining that doctrine.

Keywords:   superior responsibility, objective liability, tribunals, International Criminal Court, war crimes, judicial law-making

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