The Doctrine of “Joint Criminal Enterprise”: Criminal Liability of the Military-Political Leadership of the Armed Conflict Opposing Party for Committing War Crimes
Keywords:international crimes, international criminal law, international criminal court, qualification of war crimes
The article analyzes the mechanisms of bringing the military and political leadership of the opposing party of the armed conflict to criminal liability through the doctrine of "joint criminal enterprise", which is used in International criminal law, considering that the acts committed by this category of individuals, as a rule, are subject to investigation by international criminal tribunals on the basis of definitions developed by international practice. The analysis carried out by the Author also enables to propose scientifically substantiated recommendations on the qualification of the acts conducted by the military and political leadership of the opposing party, which form corpus delicti of various military and international crimes according to the rules of complicity provided for by the national legislation of the Republic of Armenia.
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