Causation in International Crimes Cases: (Re)Conceptualizing the Causal Linkage
46 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2020
Date Written: July 2, 2020
This working paper discusses the meaning of causation in international criminal law. Based on theoretical and comparative analyses, the paper argues for a normative interpretation of causality. As a normative concept, causality should be interpreted in light of: the collective and organized nature of international crimes; the notion of risk-taking; the hydraulic relation between acts reus and mens rea; and the notion of proximity.
Keywords: International Criminal Law, Causation, Empirical Versus Normative, Comparative Analysis
JEL Classification: K14, K33
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