Some considerations on command responsibility and criminal liability

Under international humanitarian law, commanders have been entrusted with the task of ensuring respect for that body of law by their subordinates. The following article reviews some of the issues arising from the application and development of this form of responsibility, from both a practical and legal perspective.

About the author

Jamie A. Williamson
Legal Adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Jamie A. Williamson has worked in the field of international law and practice for over sixteen years, with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations, and in academia.

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