General Rules and Principles of International Criminal Procedure: Definition, Legal Nature and Identification
G. Sluiter and S. Vasiliev (eds), International Criminal Procedure: Towards a Coherent Body of Law (London: Cameron May, 2009)
72 Pages Posted: 19 May 2014
Date Written: 2009
The chapter defines 'principles' and 'general rules' of international criminal procedure and addresses their legal nature and systemic functions within that body of law. Being a precursor to the research carried out by the International Expert Framework for International Criminal Procedure and published in a volume 'International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules' (OUP, 2013), the chapter makes a case for the systematization of these standards of procedure in international and hybrid criminal courts and lays the methodological groundwork.
Keywords: international criminal procedure, principles, rules, sources of law, fragmentation, indeterminacy
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