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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Codes of Conduct for International Prosecutors

Anna Oriolo

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 January 2021

Right to fair trial — Prosecutors — Confidentiality — Due process — Ethical standards — International courts and tribunals, procedure

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 International prosecutors play a crucial role in promoting the rule of law and the effectiveness of the international criminal justice system (Consultative Council of European Prosecutors, (‘Rome Charter’) (2014) Explanatory Note, paras 9–10). In deciding whether or not to initiate or continue a proceeding to determine individual responsibility for international crimes (Individual Criminal Responsibility), they act in the public interest of the global community as a whole (Community Interest) and carry out their functions with impartiality, objectivity, and...
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