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Part III Important Themes in Armed Conflicts in 2013, 11 National trials of international crimes in 2013: procedural and fair trial guarantees

Ilia Maria Siatitsa

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Edited By: Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

Armed conflict — Right to fair trial
The Second World War generated a plethora of national trials, especially for war crimes. Nevertheless, these were low in number of national prosecutions of international crimes when compared to that of atrocities occurring around the world.1 States have proved to be highly selective in deciding whether to prosecute, especially when a case concerned their own nationals. In addition, international crimes cases have often been handled as regular crimes under national criminal law.2 Nevertheless, in recent years, a gradual shift can be observed towards national...
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