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Part V Accountability of States for Genocide, 18 State Responsibility for Complicity in Genocide

Paolo Palchetti

From: The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Paola Gaeta

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 February 2024

Responsibility of states — Genocide
In 1978, the then Special Rapporteur of the International Law Commission (ILC) on the topic of state responsibility, Roberto Ago, proposed the adoption of a draft article entitled ‘Complicity of a State in the internationally wrongful act of another State’.1 This draft article dealt with the case in which a state aided and assisted another state in the commission of an internationally wrongful act; it provided that in such circumstances the fact of aiding and assisting constitutes in itself an internationally wrongful act for which the assisting state bears...
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