Posted: 8 Jun 2012 Last revised: 2 Oct 2017
Date Written: 2002
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: 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