Volume II, s.6 International Criminal Proceedings, 30 Pre-Trial Proceedings, Ch.30.2 Proceedings before the Pre-Trial Chambers
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
In sorting through national and/or international experiences as to the pre-trial phase and pre-trial judges or courts, one finds no, or scarcely any, precedents. Although it is certainly true, in an Anglo-American context, that one can find references to ‘pre-trial proceedings’, these will merely be concerned with, and strictly a function of, the trial phase, which is considered the real and unique ‘trial’. In these Anglo-American precedents, a continental criminal lawyer will look in vain for that ‘character’ of the judicial drama he is accustomed to dealing...