The Doctrine of Command Responsibility in Australian Military Law

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In 2020, the Brereton Inquiry Report was released. It suggested there was credible evidence that members of the Australian military may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan. These are suspicions only; they have not yet been tested at the criminal standard, and anyone accused of wrongdoing is entitled to the presumption of innocence. This article examines the extent to which a commander might be held legally responsible for wrongdoing committed by soldiers under their command.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1287
Number of pages37
JournalThe University of New South Wales law journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


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