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Part IV The Repression of the Crime of Genocide, 15 The Defence of Alleged Génocidaires

Judge Howard Morrison QC

From: The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Paola Gaeta

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2024

Genocide — Crimes against humanity — War crimes
This chapter is intended to set out and illustrate some of the problems, both general and specific that have arisen and are likely to arise again, that the defence meet when attempting to contribute to the fair trial process, post-conflict establishment or re-establishment of the rule of law, and the maintenance of the rights of the accused in difficult and emotive circumstances. Defending anyone charged with any criminal offence is never easy. Defending someone charged with the most heinous of offences, genocide, is not only both technically and practically...
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