The Many Faces of Complicity in International Law
Proceedings of the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last revised: 8 Mar 2016
Date Written: December 17, 2015
This paper captures remarks made at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law on a panel devoted to exploring the scope of complicity under international law. My focus is on the evolving international criminal law doctrine as manifested in a line of cases emerging from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In particular, the paper notes the emergence, and then rejection, of "specific direction" as an element of complicity.
Keywords: Complicity, ICTY, SCSL, Taylor, Perisic, international criminal law, Alien Tort Statute
JEL Classification: K14, K33
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