Criminal responsibility of international military missions and personnel
International military missions and international law
Leiden ; Boston : M. Nijhoff, 2011
This chapter examines briefly the legal basis for criminal responsibility of members of International Military Missions and evaluates how national jurisdictions have complied with their obligation to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by their citizens when deployed to operations abroad. The chapter also evaluates the few cases conducted by international tribunals and courts in respect of events which could be qualified as crimes occurring during missions and, finally, considers briefly the role of the International Criminal Court when the national jurisdiction is unable and/or unwilling to genuinely investigate and prosecute crimes falling under its jurisdiction committed by members of International Military Missions.
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