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Virtuous accomplices in international criminal law

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Humanitarian actors sometimes have to decide whether to render assistance in situations that put them at risk of liability for aiding and abetting under international criminal law. This is the problem of the virtuous accomplice—the idea that knowingly contributing to the wrongdoing of others might, exceptionally, be the right thing to do. This article explains why the problem arises and clarifies its scope, before turning to criminal law in England and Wales and Germany to assess potential so...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0020589319000307

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Law
Subgroup:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College, St Peters College
ORCID:
0000-0001-5737-7827
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International and Comparative Law Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
4
Pages:
817-835
Publication date:
2019-09-18
Acceptance date:
2019-05-22
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-6895
ISSN:
0020-5893
Pubs id:
pubs:1004472
URN:
uri:ac3e7a03-b83e-4b54-a65f-4b05e02022fb
UUID:
uuid:ac3e7a03-b83e-4b54-a65f-4b05e02022fb
Local pid:
pubs:1004472

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