Safe conduct provides temporary immunity from prosecution to enable important witnesses to travel and testify without risk of prosecution by the relevant international tribunal before which they have to appear, by the courts of the host state(s), or by the courts of any other state of transit. These measures are essential because certain important witnesses may be implicated in the crimes on which they will be testifying or in other crimes, and would not agree to appear before an international tribunal without such protection. Traditionally, international law on...
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