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4 The Participants

From: International Criminal Procedure

Christoph Safferling

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2023

International procedural law — International criminal law — Prosecutors — Witnesses — International criminal law, victims
In this part of the book we want to take a closer look at the different participants in criminal procedure. Understanding the role of the participants and the interplay between these entities is an important prerequisite for understanding criminal procedure. In modern criminal procedure, which follows an accusatorial principle, one needs to differentiate between first, the Prosecutor—that is, the entity which brings the charges—and secondly, the Court—that is, the body which will hear the evidence and decide the matter. Thirdly, the accused aided by defence...
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