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The defence of 'obedience to superior orders' in international law

Author: Yoram Dinstein
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprinted edition with a new postscript prefaceView all editions and formats
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"This classic work was the first comprehensive monograph on the defence of superior orders after the second world war and it remains pre-eminent in the field. The re-publication once again makes this book available to scholars and students in the field. First published in 1965, Yoram Dinstein set the standard for future analysis of superior orders, providing a ground-breaking interpretation that blended criminal and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yoram Dinstein
ISBN: 9780199670819 0199670811
OCLC Number: 821562189
Description: xxxiii, 267 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: The dilemma and its solutions --
The Leipzig trials --
The manifest illegality principle and the personal knowledge principle --
The doctrine of respondeat superior --
The doctrine of absolute liability --
The mens rea principle --
Initial irresolution --
The negation of the plea of obedience to superior orders --
Trials before international tribunals --
Trials before national courts --
Doubts and vacillations --
The work of the International Law Commission.
Responsibility: by Yoram Dinstein.
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A republication of this highly significant work of 1965, this book addresses the defence of superior orders in the context of national and international law, providing a detailed analysis that  Read more...

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