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Part III Individual Criminal Responsibility for Genocide, 8 Complicity to Commit Genocide

Elies van Sliedregt

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: 04 March 2024

Mens rea — Actus reus — Joint criminal enterprise
Complicity in genocide is one of the ‘acts’ of genocide listed in Article III of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Genocide Convention’ or ‘Convention’). While it was emphasized by those drafting the Convention that genocide could be committed by a single individual, it was thought more likely to be a collective effort.1 It was thus not surprising that the Convention would provide for a provision criminalizing complicity in genocide. Its inclusion in the Convention was uncontroversial, not in...
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