Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter provides concluding remarks for the second part of this book, which focuses on the trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the more recently established ad hoc Tribunals and in the ICC, the application of ex post facto laws are excluded. Victims participate in the proceedings before the ICC. These proceedings constitute a serious effort to strike a balance between sometimes opposed rights: the rights of the victims to be protected on the one hand, and the rights of the accused on the other. The challenges to be overcome by the Court as the first permanent international institution to prosecute "the most serious crimes of concern to the international community" are significant, particularly when seen in conjunction with the Court's role "to guarantee lasting respect for and the enforcement of international justice".

Keywords: enforcement of international justice; fundamental human rights; International Criminal Court (ICC); trial proceedings



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation