Immunities of Individuals Under International Law in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice

THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE, Vol. 2004:1, pp. 77-89, Oceana Publications, 2004

15 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2005

Abstract

Analyzes the history of ICJ decisions and advisory opinions concerning various aspects of individual immunity, argues that the Court's decisions have consistently looked to the functional origin of immunity principles, and accordingly concludes that international law does not extend individual immunity in international law to persons who have committed gross international crimes, regardless of any public office held.

Keywords: Immunities, immunity, International Court of Justice, ICJ, international law, international crimes, crimes against humanity, ratione personae, ratione materiae

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Vereshchetin, Vladlen S. and Le Mon, C., Immunities of Individuals Under International Law in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice. THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE, Vol. 2004:1, pp. 77-89, Oceana Publications, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=762244

Vladlen S. Vereshchetin

International Court of Justice

The Hague
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.icj-cij.org

No contact information is available for C. Le Mon

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