‘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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