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Part B Issues, Institutions, and Personalities, O

Antonio Cassese

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 October 2020

Offences against the administration of justice (OAAJ) cover a range of conduct also punishable in domestic criminal jurisdictions, such as perjury, bribery and intimidating witnesses, and ignoring court orders. This type of conduct meets a certain threshold of severity and should be distinguished from less serious interference with the administration of justice, often referred to as misconduct. The latter type may give rise to different sanctions, non-criminal in nature, which can be imposed either by courts or by independent disciplinary bodies. With regard to...
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