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Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law
An Appraisal of the State of the Art

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André Nollkaemper, Andrea Gattini, Francesco Messineo, James D. Fry, Vladyslav Lanovoy, Helmut Philipp Aust, Pierre d'Argent, Annemarieke Vermeer-Künzli, Eric Wyler, León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Christian J. Tams, Ilias Plakokefalos
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  • Date Published: October 2016
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107435803

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  • The Shared Responsibility in International Law series examines the underexplored problem of allocation of responsibilities among multiple states and other actors. The International Law Commission, in its work on state responsibility and the responsibility of international organisations, recognised that attribution of acts to one state or organisation does not exclude possible attribution of the same act to another state or organisation, but has provided limited guidance on allocation or reparation. From the new perspective of shared responsibility, this volume reviews the main principles of the law of international responsibility as laid down in the Articles on State Responsibility and the Articles on Responsibility of International Organizations, such as attribution of conduct, breach, circumstances precluding wrongfulness and reparation. It explores the potential and limitations of current international law in dealing with questions of shared responsibility in areas such as military operations and international environmental law.

    • Provides lawyers familiar with the basics of the law of responsibility with an understanding of how the principles of responsibility can be applied in the increasingly important and hitherto unexplored context of multiple wrongdoing
    • Provides lawyers and policy makers dealing with international cooperation with information relating to a variety of areas, including military operations, international environmental law and refugee law
    • Contains critical reflections on the limits of the law of responsibility, for example its neglect of the public and private dimensions of responsibility and its emphasis on uniformity over differentiation
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107435803
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction André Nollkaemper
    2. Breach of international obligations Andrea Gattini
    3. Attribution of conduct Francesco Messineo
    4. Attribution of responsibility James D. Fry
    5. Complicity in an internationally wrongful act Vladyslav Lanovoy
    6. Circumstances precluding wrongfulness Helmut Philipp Aust
    7. Reparation, cessation, assurances and guarantees of non-repetition Pierre d'Argent
    8. Invocation of responsibility Annemarieke Vermeer-Künzli
    9. Serious breaches of peremptory norms Eric Wyler and León Castellanos-Jankiewicz
    10. Countermeasures against multiple responsible actors Christian J. Tams
    11. Conclusions André Nollkaemper and Ilias Plakokefalos.

  • Editors

    André Nollkaemper, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    André Nollkaemper is the director and initiator of the research project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES), for which he obtained an Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council. He is also Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, where he established the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) in 1999.

    Ilias Plakokefalos, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Ilias Plakokefalos is a postdoctoral researcher in the Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES) project at the University of Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD from the University of Athens and has since specialized in international environmental law and the law of international responsibility.


    André Nollkaemper, Andrea Gattini, Francesco Messineo, James D. Fry, Vladyslav Lanovoy, Helmut Philipp Aust, Pierre d'Argent, Annemarieke Vermeer-Künzli, Eric Wyler, León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Christian J. Tams, Ilias Plakokefalos


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