Aleksandar V. Gajić

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Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade.


Standards of Appellate Review in the International Administration of Criminal Justice

Proceedings before contemporary international courts and tribunals are truly international, without counterpart in national legal systems, and that is also a characteristic of the proceedings on appeal. The author discusses standards of appellate review, namely standards of review applied by appeals chambers of various international courts and tribunals (the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals and International Criminal Court). The issues discussed in this article are whether standards of appellate review applied by international courts and tribunals safeguards the appellant’s right to a fair trial and whether they are appropriate for international criminal proceedings.