Pirates in Suits: Carl Schmitt, ‘Ordinary Businessmen’ and Crimes of Aggression

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title = "Pirates in Suits: Carl Schmitt, {\textquoteleft}Ordinary Businessmen{\textquoteright} and Crimes of Aggression",
abstract = "The article critically appraises Carl Schmitt{\textquoteright}s 1945 expert opinion on The International Crime of the War of Aggression and the Principle {\textquoteleft}nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege{\textquoteright}. Each element of Carl Schmitt{\textquoteright}s expert opinion is subjected to close scrutiny and contextualised with references, where appropriate, to the icc{\textquoteright}s recently acquired jurisdiction to try crimes of aggression. It is shown that Schmitt{\textquoteright}s legal arguments are on the whole tenable but that the expert opinion{\textquoteright}s assumptions about the position of the ability of {\textquoteleft}ordinary{\textquoteright} citizens to assess their own actions are very problematic.",
keywords = "International law, Internationell r{\"a}tt",
author = "Valentin Jeutner",
year = "2019",
month = aug,
doi = "10.1163/15718107-08803004",
language = "English",
volume = "88",
pages = "459--487",
journal = "Nordic Journal of International Law",
issn = "0902-7351",
publisher = "Brill Academic Publishers",
number = "3",