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2 The Special Circumstances of International Criminal Procedure

From: International Criminal Procedure

Christoph Safferling

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2022

Subject(s):
International criminal law — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Complementarity — International procedural law — Jurisdiction
As we have seen, international criminal procedure provides the means to execute substantive international criminal law in a direct way compared to the indirect execution by national courts. One could presume that procedural law would be the same, independent of the level it is being applied be it national or international. In reality, this is not the case. International criminal procedure finds itself in a rather different environment. This is demonstrable in the following three aspects: (A) the purposes and aims of procedure, (B) questions of competence, and (C)...
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