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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.23.2 The Responsibility of Other Entities: Armed Bands and Criminal Groups

Gérard Cahin

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

The notion of armed bands first made its appearance in the vocabulary and practice of international law after the First World War. There are numerous diplomatic documents, as well as bilateral treaties concerning good neighbourly relations and borders or of a more general nature, containing measures by which the States parties recognize that they bear responsibility for the training, support for, or toleration of the presence on their territory of armed bands or groups capable of infiltrating the territory of neighbouring States in order to conduct armed actions...
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