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5 The Procedural Structure and Preliminary Issues

From: International Criminal Procedure

Christoph Safferling

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2023

International procedural law — International criminal law — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Duty to investigate — Settlement of disputes — Jurisdiction — Admissibility
In the following chapters of the book the individual procedural steps before the ICC will be described in detail. The procedural structure can be divided into the following phases as identified in Figure 5.1, which are attributed to specific Chambers.1 This differentiation in general is common to most democratic legal systems and is the outcome of both logic and normative considerations. Clearly before public proceedings can be started, evidence must be collected and evaluated. Secondly, in order to protect the persons involved from arbitrary allegations, the...
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