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Assessing the Control-Theory


Jens David Ohlin


Cornell University - School of Law

Elies Van Sliedregt


VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Thomas Weigend


University of Cologne

May 1, 2013

Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, Issue 3, Forthcoming
VU University Amsterdam Legal Studies Paper Series

Abstract:     
As the first cases before the ICC proceed to the Appeals Chamber, the judges ought to critically evaluate the merits and demerits of the control-theory of perpetratorship and its related doctrines. The request for a possible re-characterization of the form of responsibility in the case of Katanga and the recent acquittal of Ngudjolo can be taken as indications that the control-theory, is problematic as a theory of liability. The authors, in a spirit of constructive criticism, invite the ICC Appeals Chamber to take this unique opportunity to reconsider or improve the control-theory as developed by the Pre-Trial Chambers in the Lubanga and Katanga cases.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: ICC, Lubanga case, Katanga case, control-theory, joint perpetration, indirect co-perpetration, hierarchy of blameworthiness

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Date posted: June 10, 2013  

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Ohlin, Jens David and Sliedregt, Elies van and Weigend, Thomas, Assessing the Control-Theory (May 1, 2013). Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, Issue 3, Forthcoming; VU University Amsterdam Legal Studies Paper Series. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2276677 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2276677

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Jens David Ohlin
Cornell University - School of Law ( email )
218 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States
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Elies Van Sliedregt (Contact Author)
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )
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1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Thomas Weigend
University of Cologne ( email )
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany
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