State responsibility for the support of armed groups in the Commission of International Crimes

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Ramsundar, N. 2020. State responsibility for the support of armed groups in the Commission of International Crimes. Leiden Brill; Nijhoff.
AuthorsRamsundar, N.
Abstract

Under established principles of international law, State responsibility only arises where armed groups act under the direction or control of the State, or are completely dependent on the State. These tests are under inclusive as they do not consider the different ways States can exert control over armed groups in the commission of international crimes. This book analyses whether a reconfiguration of the tests of how direction and control or complete dependence are to be interpreted can pave the way forward for greater examination into the question of state responsibility in the support of armed groups in the commission of international crimes to be addressed. This book considers the subtle ways States can exert control over groups in the commission of crimes and advocates a widening of the scope of State responsibility through useful modifications to the interpretation of the tests of control and independence. This proposed widening of the current tests in international law, can dramatically impact on questions of state responsibility for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression, thereby expanding the net of responsibility far beyond its current pales.

KeywordsInternational responsibility; International criminal law; International law,; International human rights law; State responsibility; Armed groups; Perpetration; Joint enterprise; ARSIWA
Year2020
PublisherBrill; Nijhoff
Output statusIn press
Publication dates
Print21 May 2020
Publication process dates
AcceptedOct 2019
Deposited06 Apr 2020
Place of publicationLeiden
SeriesQueen Mary Studies in International Law ; No. 40
ISBN9789004408432
ISSN1877-4822
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/978900440845
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.1163/978900440845
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Peer reviewed by Professor Okowa QMUl, Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, QMUl, Dr Sarah Springer, SAS University of London, Dr Chris Staker 39 Essex Chambers.

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