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Essays on ICTY Procedure and Evidence in Honour of Gabrielle Kirk McDonald

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ISBN13: 9789041114822
ISBN: 9041114823
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £292.00

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This collection of essays honours Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, the International Tribunal's second President and the presiding judge in the first international war crimes trial in modern times. Written by judges, legal advisers and practitioners, it is a comprehensive overview of the procedural and evidentiary aspects of the International Tribunal's work. These essays should be of assistance to all those who are following the work and development of the International Tribunal, particularly practitioners, academics, and students. This collection thus contributes to the literature on the International Tribunal and is a tribute to President McDonald and her work.

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Foreword by the UN Secretary-General. Preface. Abbreviations. Table of Cases. Table of Treaties. Part I: Introductory.
1. Gabrielle Kirk McDonald: A Biographical Note; R. May.
2. Sketching the framework: the ICTY, its structure, Statute and Rules; G. Oosthuizen.
3. The ICTY: an introduction to its origins, Rules and jurisprudence; K.D. Askin. Part II: Jurisdiction.
4. Illegal arrest and the jurisdiction of the ICTY; S. Lamb.
5. Is defective composition a matter of lack of jurisdiction within the meaning of Rule 72? W. Tieya, B.B. Jia.
6. The characterisation of the armed conflict in the practice of the ICTY; M. Bennouna.
7. When the Statute and Rules are silent: the inherent powers of the Tribunal; M. Buteau, G. Oosthuizen. Part III: The Presidency and Judges.
8. The Office of the President: a third voice; J. Cina, D. Tolbert.
9. La competence du President quant aux questions relatives au quartier penitentiaire et son role en matiere de controle et de detention; J.-J. Heintz, M. Martinez.
10. Judicial independence -- impartiality and disqualification; H. Morrison. Part IV: Indictments.
11. Legal requirements for indictments; M.J. Keegan, D.A. Mundis.
12. The meaning of a `prima facie case' for the purposes of confirmation; D. Hunt.
13. Plea-bargaining before the ICTY; M. Bohlander. Part V: Defence counsel.
14. Assignment of Defence Counsel at the ICTY; J.E. Ackerman.
15. The right to counsel before the ICTY and the ICTR for indigent suspects: an unfettered right? M. Greaves.
16. The ICTY from the perspective of Defence counsel from the former Yugoslavia: my point of view; T. Fila. Part VI: Fair trials.
17. The right of the accused to an expeditious trial; H. Lahiouel.
18. Un nouveau Statut pour l'accuse dans la procedure du Tribunal Penal International pour l'ex-Yougoslavie; C. Jorda, J. de Hemptinne.
19. Provisional release at the ICTY: a work in progress; P. Wald, J. Martinez. Part VII: Evidence.
20. Evidence before the ICTY; R. May, M. Wierda.
21. Admissibility of evidence under the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the ICTY: development of the `flexibility principle'; G. Boas.
22. Rule 89(c) and (D): at odds or overlapping with Rule 96 and Rule 95? P. Viseur Sellers.
23. Hearsay evidence; A. Rodrigues, C. Tournaye.
24. Discovery: mutual disclosure, unilateral disclosure and non-disclosure under the Rules of Procedure and Evidence; R. Pruitt.
25. The disclosure of exculpatory material by the Prosecution to the Defence under Rule 68 of the ICTY Rules; M.B. Harmon, M. Karagiannakis.
26. Judicial notice; E. O'Sullivan.
27. Precedent in the practice of the ICTY; C. Harris. Part VIII: Victims and witnesses.
28. Ensuring a fair trial whilst protecting victims and witnesses -- balancing of interests? F. Mumba.
29. Resitution of property and compensation to victims; S. Malmstrom. Part IX: Power of Chambers to control proceedings.
30. Of misconduct, contempt, false testimony, Rule mutations and other interesting powers: a potpourri of questions and no