Defence issues have been one of the more neglected areas of international criminal justice.1 This is no surprise since in the short history of international criminal law its foremost aspiration is to put an end to impunity for international crimes. The focus has therefore tended to be on how to successfully prosecute and try these crimes. At the same time, however, safeguarding defence rights is the only way to ensure that international courts truly respect the rule of law and the integrity of the criminal trial. The central issues in relation to the role and...
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