Placing Old Evidence and Core International Crimes on the Agenda of International Discourse on International Criminal Justice for Atrocities
Morten Bergsmo and Cheah Wui Ling (editors), Old Evidence and Core International Crimes, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Beijing, 2012, ISBN 978-82-93081-60-9
10 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2012
This book addresses challenges with the location, treatment, and assessment of old evidence for core international crimes. Part I considers the topic from the perspective of different actors involved in the prosecution of core international crimes at the domestic and international levels. Part II comprises chapters focusing on the efforts of the Bangladeshi authorities to investigate and prosecute international crimes perpetrated during the 1971 war. This book brings together experienced judges, prosecutors, lawyers, scientists, and commentators who have dealt with questions of old evidence in their work, including Minister Shafique Ahmed, Co-Prosecutor Andrew Cayley, Professor David Cohen, Dr. Seena Fazel, Prosecutor Siri S. Frigaard, Barrister M. Amir-Ul Islam, Judge Md. Shahinur Islam, Judge Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart, Judge Alphons M.M. Orie, Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, Dr. Patrick J. Treanor, Professor Otto Triffterer and Judge Martin Witteveen. The chapters describe the challenges encountered in practice and suggest concrete solutions that can be tailored to fit the circumstances of the case or country. By providing a comprehensive analysis of the relevant problems in this area and a variety of views, this anthology will serve as an invaluable resource for criminal justice actors and researchers seeking to address questions of old evidence.
Keywords: Old Evidence, Core International Crimes, National and International Prosecutions of Core International Crimes, War Crimes Trials
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