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The Criminal Responsibility of Senior Political and Military Leaders as Principals to International Crimes

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ISBN13: 9781849460903
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £32.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781841136950



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As shown by the trials of Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor and Saddam Hussein, the large-scale and systematic commission of international crimes is usually planned and set in motion by senior political and military leaders.

Nevertheless, the application of traditional forms of criminal liability leads to the conclusion that they are mere accessories to such crimes. This does not reflect their central role and often results in a punishment which is inappropriately low in view of the impact of their actions and omissions.

For these reasons, international criminal law has placed special emphasis on the development of concepts, such as control of the crime and joint criminal enterprise (also known as the common purpose doctrine), which aim at reflecting better the central role played by senior political and military leaders in campaigns of large scale and systematic commission of international crimes.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the case law of the ICTY and the ICTR have, in recent years, played a unique role in the achievement of this goal.

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Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Foreword by Judge Sir Adrian Fulford, presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Court.
Introduction by Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, Judge of Pre-Trial Chambers II and III of the International Criminal Court, dealing with the situations in Uganda and Central African Republic.

Series: Studies in International and Comparative Criminal Law

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Transnational Organised Crime in International Law ISBN 9781841136905
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The German Criminal Code: A Modern English Translation ISBN 9781841138312
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