The Problem of Self-Representation at International Criminal Tribunals: Striking a Balance between Fairness and Effectiveness

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Nina H.B. Jørgensen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

The principle that the right to self-representation is not absolute, as established by international criminal tribunals, raises difficult questions of application that are still being worked out in the jurisprudence. There has been a recent shift in focus, from establishing the modalities for the exercise of the right in the early stages of the Milo[scaron]evi[cacute] trial to establishing the circumstances in which the right may be qualified. This article examines recent developments and considers where the threshold for revoking or qualifying the right to self-representation lies, how the various modes of court imposed representation may be synthesized and what the standard is for counsel who is representing an uncooperative accused.

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Suggested Citation

Jørgensen, Nina H.B., The Problem of Self-Representation at International Criminal Tribunals: Striking a Balance between Fairness and Effectiveness (March 2006). Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 64-77, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=915780

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