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
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
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