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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Codes of Conduct for Counsel in International Criminal Proceedings

Michael G Karnavas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 January 2023

Counsel — Confidentiality and privilege — Due process — Ethical standards — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Counsel appearing before international criminal courts and tribunals (‘international criminal tribunals’) representing suspects, accused, witnesses, victims, acting for a state, and appearing as amici curiae, play just as vital a role in ensuring their client’s fair trial rights as they do in domestic criminal proceedings. Counsel, with some exceptions (eg law professors without a Bar licence) must be members of a domestic Bar in good standing, must meet certain requirements, and must abide by the applicable code(s) of conduct: their domestic code of conduct and...
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