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Part III The Trial, 12 Expert Evidence

Avi Singh

From: Principles of Evidence in International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Karim A. A. Khan, Caroline Buisman, Christopher Gosnell

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2021

Expert evidence
… fact-like opinion or opinion-like fact … Ibukunolu Babajide1 There is a general feeling that expert witnesses are … close to being professional liars. Anthony Good2 Reliance on experts is one method by which judges recognize and legitimise the existence of facts … no one will deny that the law should in some way effectively use expert knowledge wherever it will aid in settling disputes. Judge Learned Hand3 As in domestic criminal proceedings, expert witnesses are critical,4 seemingly more than eye witnesses, to adduce evidence in inherently complex international...
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