1 The trial of the accused is the centre of gravity of criminal proceedings and its outcome by way of a decision on acquittal or conviction its most important milestone. This is the type of decision that is analysed here, which has become known as ‘Judgment’ or ‘Article 74 Judgment’ in the practice of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (‘the Court’), despite the fact that the term is not expressly used in its legal framework for trial but rather for appeal decisions. 2 There are important legal requirements that need to be met by a Judgment, which have been...
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