Jain: Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law
Neha Jain (Univ. of Minnesota – Law) has published Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law: Individual Modes of Responsibility for Collective Crimes (Hart Publishing 2014). Here’s the abstract:
International criminal law lacks a coherent account of individual responsibility. This failure is due to the inability of international tribunals to capture the distinctive nature of individual responsibility for crimes that are collective by their very nature. Specifically, they have misunderstood the nature of the collective action or framework that makes these crimes possible, and for which liability may be attributed to intellectual authors, policy makers and leaders. In this book, the author draws on insights from comparative law and methodology to propose doctrines of perpetration and secondary responsibility that reflect the role and function of high-level participants in mass atrocity, while simultaneously situating them within the political and social climate which renders these crimes possible. This new doctrine is developed through a novel approach which combines and restructures divergent theoretical perspectives on attribution of responsibility in English and German domestic criminal law, as major representatives of the common law and civil law systems. At the same time, it analyses existing theories of responsibility in international criminal law and assesses whether there is any justification for their retention by international criminal tribunals.
New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 6, September 2014) is out. Contents include:
• Daniel Mirza & Thierry Verdier, Are Lives a Substitute for Livelihoods? Terrorism, Security, and US Bilateral Imports
• Daina Chiba, Carla Martinez Machain, & William Reed, Major Powers and Militarized Conflict
• Christopher J. Fariss & Keith E. Schnakenberg, Measuring Mutual Dependence between State Repressive Actions
• J. Tyson Chatagnier, Teaching the Enemy: The Empirical Implications of Bargaining under Observation
• Kenneth A. Schultz, What’s in a Claim? De Jure versus De Facto Borders in Interstate Territorial Disputes
• Molly M. Melin & Alexandru Grigorescu, Connecting the Dots: Dispute Resolution and Escalation in a World of Entangled Territorial Claims
• Eran Halperin, Ruthie Pliskin, Tamar Saguy, Varda Liberman, & James J. Gross, Emotion Regulation and the Cultivation of Political Tolerance: Searching for a New Track for Intervention
Call for Papers: Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law
A call for papers has been issued for the Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham – Law), Anne Orford (Univ. of Melbourne – Law), and J.H.H. Weiler (European Univ. Institute – Law) at the European University Institute on June 22-24, 2015. The closing deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. Here’s the announcement:
FOURTH ANNUAL JUNIOR FACULTY FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW
The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law was launched in the summer of 2011. It held its inaugural event at the New York University School of Law in May 2012; the second Forum was held at the University of Nottingham in May 2013 and the third (and most recent) Forum occurred at the University of Melbourne in July 2014. The Forum is designed as a regular addition to the international law calendar; its founding co-convenors are Dino Kritsiotis, Professor of Public International Law in the University of Nottingham, Anne Orford, Michael D. Kirby Professor of International Law in the University of Melbourne, and J.H.H. Weiler, President of the European University Institute in Florence. The Forum will allow international legal scholars, in the first six years of their academic career, a unique opportunity to present their research work by being paired with a senior scholar in the field of international law or related fields, who will lead a discussion of their presentation within the Forum.
The fourth Forum will convene at the European University Institute in June 2015, and selected presentations from the Forum will be published in the European Journal of International Law (Oxford University Press), a practice established from the inaugural Forum.