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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, Procedure

Wolfgang Schomburg, Jan Christoph Nemitz

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 December 2019

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, procedure — Admissibility of evidence — International organizations, practice and procedure — Genocide — Crimes against humanity — War crimes — Terrorism — Defences — Sentencing — Appeals — Aggression — Unlawful confinement

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The extensive judicial work of international criminal courts since the previous editions is mirrored in the myriad of filings and decisions which further elaborate and define international procedural law applicable before today’s international criminal courts. It is telling to look back at the rules of procedure of the International Military Tribunals at Nuremberg and for the Far East in Tokyo, which contained no more than eleven (Nuremberg) and nine (Tokyo) provisions, respectively. Today’s truly international criminal tribunals have rules of procedure and...
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