This chapter seeks to identify whether there are any general rules and principles of international criminal procedure in the organization of trials. The trial stage is seen as the central event in the criminal process, a forum for the court’s examination of the evidence on which it decides the issue of innocence or guilt and renders the appropriate sentence. However, there are critical linkages with other stages of the criminal process, as well as cross-cutting issues, e.g. the law of evidence; the rights of the accused and the rights, competences, and...
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