The Crime of Conspiracy in International Criminal Law

Authors: Okoth, Juliet

  • Establishes that conduct underlying the crime of conspiracy is punishable both in common law and civil law countries and sets out the conceptual similarities and differences in both jurisdictions
  • Illustrates the function of conspiracy in prosecution of international crimes and analyses its influence in developing other modes of participation
  • Discusses the failure to include conspiracy in the Rome Statute and its impact in future prosecution of international crimes
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This book looks at the relevance of conspiracy in international criminal law. It establishes that conspiracy was introduced into international criminal law for purposes of prevention and to combat the collective nature of participation in commission of international crimes. Its use as a tool of accountability has, however, been affected by conflicting conceptual perceptions of conspiracy from common law and civil law countries. This conflict is displayed in the decisions on conspiracy by the international criminal tribunals, and finally culminates into the exclusion of punishment of conspiracy in the Rome Statute. It is questionable whether this latest development on the law of conspiracy was a prudent decision. While the function of conspiracy as a mode of liability is satisfactorily covered by the modes of participation in the Rome Statute, its function as a purely inchoate crime used to punish incomplete crimes is missing. This book creates a case for inclusion in the Rome Statute, punishment of conspiracies involving international crimes that do not extend beyond the conceptual stage, to reinforce the Statute’s purpose of prevention. The conspiracy concept proposed is one that reflects the characteristics acceptable under both common law and civil law systems.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Okoth, Juliet R. Amenge

    Pages 1-8

  • Comparative Analysis

    Okoth, Juliet R. Amenge

    Pages 9-77

  • Conspiracy in the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunals

    Okoth, Juliet R. Amenge

    Pages 79-145

  • Customary International Law

    Okoth, Juliet R. Amenge

    Pages 147-155

  • Conspiracy in the Statute of the International Criminal Court

    Okoth, Juliet R. Amenge

    Pages 157-194

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Crime of Conspiracy in International Criminal Law
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Institute and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-017-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-017-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-016-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 219
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