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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0020589319000307

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5737-7827
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
International and Comparative Law Quarterly More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
4
Pages:
817-835
Publication date:
2019-09-18
Acceptance date:
2019-05-22
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EISSN:
1471-6895
ISSN:
0020-5893
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pubs:1004472
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uuid:ac3e7a03-b83e-4b54-a65f-4b05e02022fb
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pubs:1004472
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1004472
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2019-05-31

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