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Seminar on the topic of ‘The Relationship Between State and Individual Responsibility for International Crimes: Revisiting the Classic Problem of International Law’

In his report, G.I. Bogush has examined the relationship between the international legal responsibility of states and individual criminal liability for serious violations of international law, in the light of contemporary problems facing the international legal system.

The relationship between State and criminal (individual) responsibility for serious violations of international law has always been a debatable issue in international legal scholarship. While strictly distinct on a normative level, these types of responsibility are strongly interconnected, and the proper balance between them is not yet found.

In his talk, Gleb Bogush has revisited this long-standing debate in light of the current international settings and challenges facing the international legal system.  The relevance of the problem will be exposed in light of the recent cases before the International Court of Justice, and also with regard to the hypothetical case of ‘cyber aggression’