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Part III The Trial, 11 Evidentiary Privileges »

Karim A. A. Khan, Gissou Azarnia
From: Principles of Evidence in International Criminal Justice
Edited By: Karim A. A. Khan, Caroline Buisman, Christopher Gosnell
In order for any court of law to dispense justice, it needs access to relevant evidence. Lady Justice may be blindfolded, but she simply cannot be kept in the dark about critical information that is necessary in order to adjudicate the case before her. There is hardly an area of domestic or international activity that does not give rise to information that may be legally ‘interesting’ for lawyers or the bench in a particular case. Arguments can be often be constructed by advocates in the courtroom to demonstrate how pivotal or critical the required information is....