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Complicity in International Law

Miles Jackson


This book examines how international law prohibits state and individual complicity. Complicity is a derivative form of responsibility that links an accomplice to the wrongdoing of a principal actor. Whenever a legal system prohibits complicity, it must address certain questions as to the content and structure of the rules. The book proposes an analytical framework in which complicity rules may be assessed and defends a normative claim as to how they should be structured. It shows that international criminal law regulates individual complicity in a comprehensive way, using the doctrines of inst ... More

Keywords: complicity, international law, aiding and abetting, instigation, Article 16 ARSIWA, Bosnian Genocide case, complicity in aggression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198736936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miles Jackson, author
Global Justice Research Fellow, University of Oxford