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Fairness in International Criminal Trials

Yvonne McDermott

Abstract

This work examines the fair trial standards embraced by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the International Criminal Court in the context of a broader discussion on the meaning of fairness in international criminal trials and the implications thereof. It examines the interpretation of the concept of fairness in the context of international criminal trials, the components of the right to a fair trial in practice, the manner in which alleged breach ... More

Keywords: international courts, tribunals, international criminal law, procedure, complementarity, fair trial, public hearing, right to silence, judicial independence/impartiality, legal representation, presumption of innocence, self-representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739814.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne McDermott, author
Lecturer in Law, Bangor University