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Part III The Trial, 13 Reasonable Doubt Standard of Proof in International Criminal Trials

Colleen M. Rohan

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: 06 March 2021

What is true by lamplight is not always true in the sunshine. Joseph Joubert The international ad hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court all embrace the concept that the accused in those forums, charged with international war crimes and facing trial on the international stage, are entitled to the presumption of innocence.1 This provision is in accordance with all major international human rights conventions which guarantee certain fundamental rights to those charged with crime.2 A direct corollary of that rule adopted by the ad hoc tribunals and the...
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