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

Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.50 The ‘Transparency’ of the State

Rafaëlle Maison

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

Subject(s):
Responsibility of states — Reparations — International courts and tribunals, jurisdiction — Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Disarmament — Countermeasures
In its decision of 1 October 1946, the Nuremburg International Military Tribunal stated: Many other authorities could be quoted, but enough has been said to show that individuals can be punished for violations of international law. Crimes against international law are committed by men, not by abstract entities, and only by punishing individuals who commit such crimes can the provisions of international law be enforced. 1 This formula, which has remained famous, illustrates perfectly what may be referred to as ‘State transparency’ as a possible consequence of...
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