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Processing Evidence and Drafting Judgments in International Criminal Trial Chambers

32 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2012 Last revised: 4 Apr 2013

Marko Divac Öberg

United Nations - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Öberg, Marko Divac, Processing Evidence and Drafting Judgments in International Criminal Trial Chambers (2012). Criminal Law Forum, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2193366

Marko Divac Öberg (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ( email )

UN-ICTY
P.O. Box 13888
The Hague, Zuid-Holland 2501 EW
Netherlands

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