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10 Contempt of Court (Hilde Farthofer)

From: International Criminal Procedure

Christoph Safferling

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 July 2022

International criminal law — Contempt — International procedural law
In every national legal system courts have the right to sanction contempt of court, in order to enforce their integrity as well as to ensure the smooth flow of court procedure. The differences between the regulations lie mainly in the legal classification of single conduct; this means in the ‘gravity’ of the offence.1 The Rome Statute provides explicit regulations for cases where a party tampers with evidence, disobeys its orders, or disrupts a trial. Neither the Statute of the ICTY nor of the ICTR provides any provision for the case when contempt of court will...
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