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Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law

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Tom Gal, Alejandro Kiss, Robert Roth, Elies van Sliedregt, Lachezar Yanev, Manuel J. Ventura, Antonio Coco, Marjolein Cupido, Jérôme de Hemptinne, Miles Jackson
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  • Date Published: July 2019
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  • isbn: 9781108611565

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  • Presently, many of the greatest debates and controversies in international criminal law concern modes of liability for international crimes. The state of the law is unclear, to the detriment of accountability for major crimes and of the uniformity of international criminal law. The present book aims at clarifying the state of the law and provides a thorough analysis of the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals, as well as of the debates and the questions these debates have left open. Renowned international criminal law scholars analyze, in discrete chapters, the modes of liability one by one; for each mode they identify the main trends in the jurisprudence and the main points of controversy. An introduction addresses the cross-cutting issues, and a conclusion anticipates possible evolutions that we may see in the future. The research on which this book is based was undertaken with the Geneva Academy.

    • Deals comprehensively with modes of liability in international criminal law (ICL)
    • Contributes to filling the gap between international criminal law and national (domestic) criminal law
    • The book may contribute to the reform and improvement of the law of criminal liability, both internationally and nationally
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    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108611565
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Cross-Cutting Issues: Part II. Analysis of the Modes of Liability: Section 1. Individual Commission:
    1. Direct commission Tom Gal
    2. Indirect commission Alejandro Kiss
    3. Improper omission Robert Roth
    Section 2. Joint Commission:
    4. Co-perpetration based on joined control over the crimes Elies van Sliedregt and Lachezar Yanev
    5. Joint criminal enterprise Lachezar Yanev
    Section 3. Participation:
    6. Aiding and abetting Manuel J. Ventura
    7. Instigation Antonio Coco
    8. Ordering Manuel J. Ventura
    Section 4. Participation in Group Activities:
    9. Group acting with a common purpose Marjolein Cupido
    Section 5. Inchoate and Preparatory Acts:
    10. Attempt Jérôme de Hemptinne
    11. Planning Jérôme de Hemptinne
    12. Conspiracy Jérôme de Hemptinne
    13. Incitement Jérôme de Hemptinne
    Section 6. Other Forms of Responsibility:
    14. Command responsibility Miles Jackson
    Part III. Concluding Observations Jérôme de Hemptinne, Robert Roth and Elies van Sliedregt.

  • Editors

    Marjolein Cupido, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

    Manuel J. Ventura, Western Sydney University

    Lachezar Yanev, Universiteit van Tilburg, The Netherlands

    General Editors

    Jérôme de Hemptinne, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
    Jérôme de Hemptinne is a lecturer in international humanitarian law at the Université catholique de Louvain, Université de Strasbourg and the Université de Lille. His research focuses on modes of liability for international crimes, the qualification of armed conflicts and institutional aspects of international criminal courts and tribunals. He has worked at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as a senior legal officer, the Office of Legal Counsel of the UN in New York and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he notably acted as Chef de Cabinet for the President.

    Robert Roth, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
    Robert Roth has been Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights since 2014 and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva since 1987. He is a leading expert on international criminal justice and international criminal law, as well as human rights, and has published extensively on these issues. In 2011 he was appointed a Judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where he chaired the Trial Chamber for two years before leaving the Tribunal in September 2013. He has been Editor of the Swiss Criminal Law Review for fifteen years and is a member of the International Scientific Committee for the Revue de science criminelle et de droit pénal comparé (Paris) and of the Steering Committee of the Academic Network of European Criminal Law (Brussels).

    Elies van Sliedregt, University of Leeds
    Elies van Sliedregt is Professor of International and Comparative Criminal Law at the University of Leeds. She was professor of Criminal Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Dean of the Faculty from 2011–2015, and previously taught at Universiteit Leiden and Universiteit Utrecht. van Sliedregt is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law. She is also an author-contributor of the Oxford Bibliographies in International Law (on joint enterprise liability and conspiracy).

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    Tom Gal, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

    Dillon Roseen

    Thomas Van Poecke, KU Leuven, Belgium


    Tom Gal, Alejandro Kiss, Robert Roth, Elies van Sliedregt, Lachezar Yanev, Manuel J. Ventura, Antonio Coco, Marjolein Cupido, Jérôme de Hemptinne, Miles Jackson

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