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54 Mil. L. & L. War Rev. 267 (2015-2016)
The Bemba Trial before the International Criminal Court: Defining an Armed Conflict through the Scope of a Commander's Responsibility

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MILITARY LAW AND THE LAW OF WAR REVIEW 54 (2015 - 2016)


                  The Bemba Trial before
           the International Criminal Court:
   Defining an Armed Conflict through the Scope
            of a Commander's Responsibility


                   MARTYNA M. FALKOWSKA*
 Researcher at the Centre de droit international et de sociologie appliquee
     au droit international of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)



Table of Contents

I.  Intro du ction   ......................................................................................  26 8
II. Contextual elements of war crimes: the configuration of the armed
    conflict  in  the  C A R   ...........................................................................  270
    1. Non-international armed conflict in the Rome Statute ............... 271
    2. Configuration of the armed conflict in the Bemba case ............... 273
      A. Reading the armed conflict in the CAR: a relative place
         of involved parties ...................................................................  273
      B. Assessing the quality of the involved parties .......................... 279
III. Considerations pertaining to the contextual elements of crimes
    against hum anity   ...............................................................................  28 1
IV  Bemba case and command responsibility ......................................... 285
    1. Nature of command responsibility  .............................................  285
    2. Elements of command responsibility  ..........................................  286
    3. Question of command responsibility in the Bemba case and in
       other cases  before  the  ICC  ...........................................................  293
V   C o n clu sio n   .........................................................................................  2 9 5
Summary R- sum6 -     Samenvatting - Resumen- Riassunto ......... 297






   The author wishes to extend her gratitude to Damien Scalia (Universit6 Libre
   de Bruxelles) and Marco Benatar (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg) for their
   comments on the draft version of this contribution. This contribution was written
   with the support of the Alice & David Van Buuren Fund

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