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The Law of Command Responsibility$
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Guénaël Mettraux

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199559329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559329.001.0001

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Underlying Offences

Underlying Offences

(p.131) 8 Underlying Offences
The Law of Command Responsibility

Guenael Mettraux

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with the underlying crimes committed by subordinates of the accused and in relation to which he is being prosecuted or charged. It also deals with the question of whether a superior can be held criminally responsible in relation to crimes committed, not by his subordinates but by others, but in relation to which his subordinates took a criminal part.

Keywords:   crimes of subordinates, commission of a crime, perpendicular command responsibility, prosecuted, charged

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