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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett (Assistant), Kate (20th May 2010)

Part III The Sources of International Responsibility, Ch.23.1 The Responsibility of Other Entities: Private Individuals

Christian Tomuschat

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett (Assistant)

Responsibility of individuals — Responsibility of states — Wrongful acts — Individual criminal responsibility — Crimes against humanity — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Soft law — Belligerents — National liberation movements
While State responsibility is a well-known notion in international law, the international civil responsibility of private individuals, whether individuals or juridical persons, is not a well-defined and generally accepted concept. Often, it is an ensemble of rules of international and domestic law which define the rights and obligations of private individuals. Ideally, one could speak of international responsibility if all the questions pertaining to it were regulated by rules forming part of international law. But the evolution of the regime of individual...
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