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Part 6 The Trial: Le Procès, Art.65 Proceedings on an admission of guilt/Procédure en cas d’aveu de culpabilité

William A. Schabas

From: The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd Edition)

William A Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Judges — Elements of crimes — Pre-Trial Chamber — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 65 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 65 deals with proceedings where the accused makes an admission of guilt pursuant to article 64, paragraph 8 (a). Upon the admission of guilt, the Trial Chamber has three options: it may convict the accused on the basis of the admission of guilt and any additional evidence presented; it may order the trial to continue under the ordinary procedure, disregarding the admission of guilt, with the further option of remitting the case to another Trial Chamber; or it may request the presentation of additional evidence, including witness testimony.

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