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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Guilty Plea

Carlos Bichet Nicoletti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2022

Right to fair trial — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Guilty plea

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 In the context of international criminal justice, a guilty plea is the formal admission of individual criminal responsibility expressed by the accused in an international criminal trial. Two major underlying issues inform the study and analysis of guilty pleas in international criminal procedure. Firstly, as the rules of procedure of international criminal trials, in general, represent a compromise, with varying degrees, between civil and common law traditions, the manifestation, results, and effects of these admissions are different depending on the...
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