Criminal responsibility for contributing to a group acting with a common purpose is a key – yet controversial – issue in ICL. On the one hand, it is well-known that international crimes are normally committed by groups of people acting pursuant to joint plans or agreements. This calls for liability theories that establish responsibility based on the accused’s participation in a collective criminal effort. On the other hand, the principles of individual criminal responsibility and personal guilt proscribe the attribution of crimes committed by others to the accused merely because of his/her membership in a group or organization.
|Title of host publication||Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law|
|Editors||Jérôme de Hemptinne, Robert Roth, Elies van Sliedregt|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press 2010|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|