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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: 11 December 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 Rapporteur2 nor the International Law Commission3 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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