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Helping with torture: the changing definition of complicity
March 10, 2014
Matthew
Sands

In a recent APT publication, I reported on an expert meeting we held last year. The publication, Beware the Gift of Poison Fruit - Sharing information with States that torture, examined potential individual and State responsibility for torture committed overseas. At the meeting, the experts considered the elements necessary for finding a person responsible for helping in torture committed by others. As the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has now made a relevant ruling on the issue of complicity, I would like to revisit the issue and clarify exactly what the recent ruling by the court says.

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