On the rights and duties of occupation courts: Comments on Alejandro Chehtmans account

 

Autores
García Gibson, Francisco
Tipo de recurso
artículo
Estado
Versión publicada
Año de publicación
2014
País
Argentina
Institución
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Repositorio
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Descripción
Alejandro Chehtman has developed a sophisticated moral argument to support a limited version of the principle of symmetry between just and unjust belligerents. He argues that both types of belligerent have symmetric rights and duties to judge and punish criminal offenders in occupied territories. In this paper I argue that although his argument shows that there is symmetry regarding rights, it does not show the same regarding duties. Just occupants do not have a duty to provide criminal justice in the occupied territories, or at least not a duty as stringent as that of unjust occupants. The reason is that a self-defensive just occupant, unlike an unjust occupant, cannot be regarded as ultimately responsible for the occupation, nor for remedying its undesired consequences -such as the interruption of the system of criminal justice-, at least when remedying them would impose considerable costs on the occupant.
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OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/36179
Enlace del recurso
http://hdl.handle.net/11336/36179
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Materia
Alejandro Chehtman
Criminal jurisdiction
Just and unjust occupants
Occupation courts
Rights and duties
Estudios Religiosos
Filosofía, Ética y Religión
HUMANIDADES