Immunities ratione personae and ratione materiae before international criminal courts - Charles Taylor case

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dc.contributor.advisor Piotrowicz, Ryszard
dc.contributor.author Novotná , Kateřina
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-28T08:20:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-28T08:20:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4684
dc.description.abstract Under traditional international law governed by the concept of state sovereignty, any alleged responsibility for international wrongdoings used to be attributed to the state alone. Indeed, the role of an individual in traditional international law was marginalized. This position of an individual in international law began to change from the 20th century. Responsibility of individuals for breaches of international law started to be addressed in a relatively new branch of international law: international criminal law. International criminal law qualifies certain types of conduct as crimes under international law incurring individual criminal responsibility. In this context, the 20th century witnessed development of various international and hybrid judicial mechanisms for prosecution of individuals who commit these crimes. What if these individuals happen to be heads of state? The principle of individual criminal responsibility for crimes under international law is firmly established. However, the enforcement of this principle can, in some circumstances, be frustrated by operation of another well established principle, immunity of a Head of State based largely on the notions of sovereign equality of states. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aberystwyth University en
dc.title Immunities ratione personae and ratione materiae before international criminal courts - Charles Taylor case en
dc.type Text en
dc.publisher.department Law en
dc.type.qualificationlevel doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en
dc.type.publicationtype thesis or dissertation en


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