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Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law

Elies van Sliedregt

Abstract

This book examines the concept of individual criminal responsibility for serious violations of international law, i.e., aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Such crimes are rarely committed by single individuals. Rather, international crimes generally connote a plurality of offenders, particularly in the execution of the crimes, which are often orchestrated and masterminded by individuals behind the scene of the crimes who can be termed ‘intellectual perpetrators’. For a determination of individual guilt and responsibility, a fair assessment of the mutual relationship ... More

Keywords: individual crime responsibility, violations in international law, aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, joint criminal enterprise, superior responsibility, duress

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560363.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elies van Sliedregt, author
Professor of Criminal Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of law