Processing Evidence and Drafting Judgments in International Criminal Trial Chambers
32 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2012 Last revised: 4 Apr 2013
Date Written: 2012
International criminal trials are usually very complex, lengthy and heavy on evidence. This complicates the Trial Chamber’s fact finding task and hampers its ability to issue a reasoned written judgment without undue delay. The present article examines the specific challenges of drafting an international criminal trial judgment, with the main focus being on mastering the huge amounts of evidence. It further provides practical recommendations on how to deal with these challenges.
Keywords: International criminal law, trial complexity, processing evidence, judgment drafting, practical recommendations
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