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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Vladyslav Lanovoy

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Aiding and abetting — Responsibility of international organizations — Attribution — Responsibility of states — Wrongful acts

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Complicity (aid or assistance) is a form of knowing involvement of one subject of international law in a breach of an international obligation attributable to another. Complicity, also known as aiding and abetting, is equally a form of individual liability in most domestic legal systems and in international criminal law (Criminal Responsibility, Modes of). This contribution addresses only the responsibility of States and international organizations for complicity in a wrongful act of another State or international organization. 2 The general rule on...
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