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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Amicus Curiae Prosecutor

Ekaterina Kopylova

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 April 2021

Prosecution — Amicus curiae — 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 In spite of its 20-year existence and solid anchoring in the landscape of the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, the institution of amicus curiae prosecutor (or ‘prosecutor amicus curiae’, ‘procureur amicus curiae’—‘PAC’) in international criminal law has so far garnered only little scholarly attention. Yet, it is an important tool to address contempt and, generally, offences interfering with the due functioning of international criminal tribunals, such as false testimony, witness tampering, or fabricating evidence. This entry (1) proposes a definition of...
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