The Many Faces of Complicity in International Law

Proceedings of the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Forthcoming

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2705086

14 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last revised: 8 Mar 2016

Date Written: December 17, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Van Schaack, Beth, The Many Faces of Complicity in International Law (December 17, 2015). Proceedings of the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Forthcoming; Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2705086. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705086 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2705086

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