Law of Command Responsibility
List Price: $143.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
The book offers a unique study of the law of command or superior responsibility under international law. Born in the aftermath of the Second World War, the doctrine of superior responsibility provides that a military commander, a civilian leader or the leader of a terrorist, paramilitary or rebel group could be held criminally responsible in relation to crimes committed by subordinates even where he has taken no direct or personal part in the commission of these crimes. The basis of this type of liability lies in a grave and culpable failure on the part of the superior to fulfill his duties to prevent or punish crimes of subordinates. The idea that a superior could be held criminally More...
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