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Part 8 Appeal and Revision: Appel et Révision, Art.83 Proceedings on appeal/Procédure d’appel

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: 15 July 2024

Appeals — Elements of crimes — International criminal law, victims — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 83 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 83 sets out a general principle by which the Appeals Chamber shall have all the powers of the Trial Chamber with respect to proceedings under articles 81 and 83. It sets out the powers of the Appeals Chamber when it considers a final verdict of a Trial Chamber. It gives it the power to modify a sentence that it considers to be disproportionate to the crime. It deals with the requisite majority of the Appeals Chamber and the possibility of separate or dissenting opinions. It also entitles the Appeals Chamber to deliver its verdict in the absence of the person who has been acquitted or convicted at trial.

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