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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - A Commentary edited by Cassese, Antonio; Gaeta, Paola; Jones, John RWD (25th July 2002)

Volume II, s.6 International Criminal Proceedings, 31 Trial Proceedings, Ch.31.5 Protection of National Security Interests

Peter Malanczuk

From: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 August 2019

Article 72 addresses the problem of the disclosure of information or documents in trial proceedings that may prejudice the national security interests of a State. The problem is to find an adequate solution to the conflict of the following interests. On the one hand, an international criminal tribunal needs to have access to necessary information, documents, and other evidence to be able to effectively conduct trial proceedings. On the other hand, States in possession of sensitive evidence affecting their national security wish to keep this information...
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