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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Ne bis in idem

Robin Geiß, Jelena Bäumler

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

Res judicata — Ne bis in idem

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The views expressed in the article are the sole responsibility of the individual authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the United Nations, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (‘UNIDIR’), or its staff members or sponsors. 2 Ne bis in idem, synonymously referred to as the prohibition of double jeopardy, is almost universally included in the domestic laws of States. It is also anchored in various international instruments (see paras 5–16 below). Literally translated from Latin ne bis in idem means ‘not twice about the...
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