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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Revision of Conviction or Sentence: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Subject(s):
Admissibility — Revision of judgments — Judicial reasoning — Judicial review — Standard of review

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 It is in the interest of justice that judicial proceedings have an end, avoiding ad infinitum litigation. At the same time, there is an equally relevant interest in correcting an eventual miscarriage of justice if new evidence becomes known after the final judgment issuance, putting its reliability and fairness into question (Boas and others, 2011, 452; La Rosa, 2002, 1560) (Evidence: International Criminal Courts and Tribunals). As a means to strike a balance between these two opposing interests, national and international law allow revision of final judgments...
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