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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett, Kate

Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.49 International Criminal Responsibility of the State

Antoine Ollivier

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 May 2019

Subject(s):
Responsibility of states — Reparations — State entities and attribution — Individual criminal responsibility — International peace and security — Peace keeping
The term ‘international crime of State’ used by Roberto Ago in his draft article 19 on State responsibility was not novel. 1 Moreover, neither the Special Rapporteur 2 nor the International Law Commission 3 suggested that a State’s responsibility for a ‘crime’ need necessarily be criminal. The use of such a term in codificatory text, however, foreshadowed an evolution of the law of responsibility and rekindled a tenacious controversy regarding the legal character of responsibility in international law. The notion of ‘international crime’ suggested that the...
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