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’.2After the war, the Committee of the General Assembly set up to examine the feasibility of creating an...