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1 General Framework of International Criminal Procedure

Lorenzo Gradoni, Dustin Lewis, Frederic Megret, Sarah Nouwen, Jens David Ohlin, Astrid Reisinger-Coracini, Salvatore Zappala

From: International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules

Edited By: Göran Sluiter, Håkan Friman, Suzannah Linton, Sergey Vasiliev, Salvatore Zappalà

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2023

‘General framework’ of international criminal procedure is a shortcut expression that refers to a set of structural elements which are not part of the criminal process as such but which shape the way in which procedural law develops or is applied. Such elements include institutional terms of reference, aspirations, and goals as well as operational constraints within which international criminal courts and tribunals are set to operate. Thus, ‘general framework’ encompasses a variety of issues which have a bearing on the object and purpose of specific rules or...
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