Volume II, s.6 International Criminal Proceedings, Ch.36 The Appeal Procedure of the ICC
Robert Roth, Marc Henzelin
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
- International criminal law, victims — Sentencing — Pre-Trial Chamber — Imprisonment — International courts and tribunals, decisions — International courts and tribunals, procedure
The procedure at the Nuremberg Trials could be—and has been—strongly criticized on the grounds that there was no provision for any appeal against the judgments. 1 The winners appear to have been as anxious to expedite the trials as to fully respect the rights of the accused; Article 1 of the Nuremberg Statute clearly states that ‘the International Military Tribunal … [was established] for the just and prompt trial and punishment of the major war criminals’. 2 After the war, the Committee of the General Assembly set up to examine the feasibility of creating an...