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Theodor Meron

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268567

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268567.001.0001

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Crimes and Accountability in Shakespeare *

Crimes and Accountability in Shakespeare *

(p.67) III Crimes and Accountability in Shakespeare*
War Crimes Law Comes of Age

Theodor Meron

Oxford University Press

This chapter shows how, in his works, Shakespeare dealt with crimes committed or ordered by leaders, as well as such related, but different, concepts as the arrogance of power; constraints on the prince's power; commitment versus interest; the leader's special responsibility; command responsibility; superior orders and the responsibility of the ruler's advisers and intermediaries; responsibility for thought alone; the observance of forms of law; capitulation to pressure to commit crimes; Richard III as a Machiavellian prince; and responsibility for war crimes such as the massacre of French prisoners of war at Agincourt.

Keywords:   power, crimes, special responsibility, command responsibility, Richard III, war crimes

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