The Execution of Illegal Orders and International Criminal Responsibility

Authors: Sato, Hiromi

  • Complete picture of the relevant debates on the superior orders defense up to the present
  • Analysis of legal/ theoretical significance of detailed rules on the superior orders defense
  • Proposal regarding international rulemaking in criminal matters (emphasis on diversity rather than strict unification)
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The legal consequence of the superior orders defense has long been debated as one of the major problems in international criminal law. Several controversial issues such as the immunity of the state, the absolute character of military discipline, and immunity on the grounds of mistake of law and/or coercion have been complexly interwoven in the debates. The Execution of Illegal Orders and International Criminal Responsibility provides a comprehensive portrait of the relevant debates at the international level up to the present, analyzes the conflicting views, and shows the significance of the development of international rules for the superior orders defense as well as the implication of the fact that issues concerning some detailed or related rules have been left unresolved. This study presents to present a new standpoint not only on dealing with the problem of the superior orders defense but also on reconsidering the international stipulation of rulemaking with regard to criminal matters.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Satō, Hiromi

    Pages 1-14

  • Before the Adoption of the Nuremberg Charter

    Satō, Hiromi

    Pages 15-48

  • Formation of the ‘Nuremberg Principle’

    Satō, Hiromi

    Pages 49-102

  • After the Trials Under the Nuremberg Charter

    Satō, Hiromi

    Pages 103-146

  • Change of the Structure of International Legal Order and ‘Hesitation’

    Satō, Hiromi

    Pages 147-156

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44574-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Execution of Illegal Orders and International Criminal Responsibility
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16753-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16753-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16752-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44574-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 175
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