Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Disipline, and the Law of War

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A soldier obeys illegal orders, thinking them lawful. When should we excuse his misconduct as based in reasonable error? How can courts convincingly convict the soldier's superior officer when, after Nuremberg, criminal orders are ex-pressed through winks and nods, hints and insinuations? Can our notions of the soldier's -due obedience, - designed for the Roman legionnaire, be brought into closer harmony with cur-rent understandings of military conflict in the contemporary world? Mark J. Osiel answers these questions in ...

Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Disipline, and the Law of War 1999, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781560004073

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