Copping a Plea to Genocide: The Plea Bargaining of International Crimes

158 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2012 Last revised: 1 Mar 2014

Nancy Combs

William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This article comprehensively analyzes the functional and ideological role that plea bargaining plays in various domestic jurisdictions and in doing so creates a theoretical framework for understanding the emergence of plea bargaining in the realm of international criminal prosecutions.

Keywords: guilty pleas, plea bargaining, adversarial system, inquisitorial system, international criminal tribunals, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, ICTY, Yugoslav Tribunal, ICTR, Rwanda Tribunal

Suggested Citation

Combs, Nancy, Copping a Plea to Genocide: The Plea Bargaining of International Crimes (2002). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 151, No. 1, 2002; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-214. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2080103

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