PhD candidates

Bérénice Boutin

Bérénice Boutin is a Researcher in International Law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

She was a PhD candidate in the SHARES Project (2010-2015).

Topic: The Role of Control in Allocating International Responsibility in Collaborative Military Operations (defended in October 2015)

Her dissertation addresses the responsibility of States and international organizations for violations of international law committed during collaborative military operations. More specifically, it analyses how forms and degrees of military control can translate into forms and degrees of responsibility. In order to provide answers to the question of allocation, the study engages in a reinterpretation of existing rules through the lens of the concept of causal control. In essence, the thesis argues that a State or international organization can be held responsible when its direct or indirect exercise of, or failure to exercise, a form of control qualifies as a cause of a given wrongful conduct. In this argument, different forms and degrees of control can be causally linked to the occurrence of different types of harmful acts, and responsibility can be allocated on that basis.

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