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This introductory chapter presents an overview of the concepts discussed in this book, which focuses on the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and of the ad hoc Tribunals. At first sight, these proceedings resemble those of trials in common law systems, but they do contain traits pertaining to civil law proceedings. The basic framework of the ICC's trial system can be found in the International Military Tribunals of Nuremberg and Tokyo. The merits and the shortcomings of ICC's trial system will be seen more in depth in the context of the trial proceedings. The International Criminal Court is a permanent sui generis judicial institution of a consensual nature established by means of a multilateral treaty. The Rome Statute constitutes the legal foundation and the framework within which the Court shall act, as well as the basis for its procedure.

Keywords: ad hoc Tribunals; International Criminal Court (ICC); multilateral treaty; Rome Statute; trial proceedings



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