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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Attorney-Client Privilege

Annabelle Möckesch

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 July 2021

Conduct of proceedings — Confidentiality and privilege — Due process — Admissibility of evidence — Production of documents — International criminal law, evidence — Arbitral rules

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 Attorney-client privilege, also known as lawyer-client privilege or legal (professional) privilege on the international level, protects open and candid communications between lawyer and client by, broadly speaking, providing a right to refuse to disclose confidential communications between lawyer and client in proceedings before courts and tribunals (see also Garner, 2014, 1391). A United States (‘US’) concept akin to attorney-client privilege is work-product protection, also known as litigation privilege in other jurisdictions. Simply put, it protects materials...
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