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Defences to international crimes

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dc.contributor.author Darcy, Shane en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T09:45:35Z en
dc.date.available 2011-09-16T09:45:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Shane Darcy, 'Defences to international crimes', in William A. Schabas and Nadia Bernaz, Handbook of International Criminal Law, Routledge, 2011, 231-245. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2147 en
dc.description.abstract The label 'defences' can be used to describe a range of excusing or justificatory answers to a criminal charge, or as 'grounds for excluding criminal responsibility', according to Article 31 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Defences are often categorized as excuses or justifications, with a justification being a challenge as to whether the act was wrongful and an excuse involving acceptance that the act was wrongful but seeking to avoid attribution of criminal responsibility. This chapter addresses defences to international crimes and is structured in two parts; the first considers those defences which have a counterpart in domestic criminal laws, such as duress, self-defence, mistake, or mental incapacity, and the second those defences which can be considered in some ways unique to international criminal law, such as superior orders and reprisal. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject Defences en
dc.subject International criminal law en
dc.subject Crimes en
dc.subject Liability en
dc.subject Irish Centre for Human Rights en
dc.title Defences to international crimes en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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