ADC-ICT Publishes Second Edition of the Manual on International Criminal Defence

July 1, 2020

On 1 July 2020, the ADC-ICT published the second edition of the 'Manual on International Criminal Defence: ADC-ICT Developed Practices'. This edition of the Manual updates the first issue which was published in 2011 and was edited by Colleen Rohan and Dominic Kennedy. The Manual provides an overview of some of the most effective and innovative practices developed by defence counsel representing accused before the international courts and tribunals. This publication is intended to be a reference tool for defence counsel defending cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide before international and national courts. The Manual includes chapters on the following topics:

 

1. The Burden of Proof and the Presumption of Innocence

2. Affirmative Defences in International Criminal Trials

3. Developing a Case Theory and a Defence Strategy

4. Defence Investigations

5. Structuring a Legal Argument

6. Evidentiary Issues at Trial

7. Witnesses

8. Direct, Cross-Examination and Re-Examination

9. Plea Agreements

10. Sentencing

11. Appeals

12. Post Conviction

13. Contempt of Court

14. Defence Organisations at the International Courts and Tribunals

 

The full electronic version of the Manual is available here

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