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Part IV Proof of Facts Other than Through Evidence at Trial, 15 Judicial Notice

Nina H. B. Jørgensen

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

A simple domestic law example of the use of judicial notice is the decision of the Second Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals to take judicial notice of the ‘traditional features of a snowman.’1 A more complex international example is the decision of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Appeals Chamber to take judicial notice of the fact that genocide occurred in Rwanda in 1994.2 The ICTR had been in operation for 11 years by the time this conclusion was reached; evidence enough of the complexities inherent in the exercise of judicial...
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