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Assessing the Control-Theory


Jens David Ohlin


Cornell University - School of Law

Elies van Sliedregt


Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law; University of Leeds, School 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  

Suggested Citation

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: https://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 )
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Elies Van Sliedregt (Contact Author)
University of Leeds, School of Law ( email )
Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law ( email )
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Thomas Weigend
University of Cologne ( email )
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany
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