Skip to main content
Unpublished Paper
Litigating for Justice: Defense Work at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
none (2014)
  • Beth S. Lyons
Abstract

Fair trial issues are usually a key part of any defense strategy – at trial or on appeal – but they serve an additional function at the international tribunals. They provide a “lever” for finding the truth. Fair trial guarantees – such as full disclosure of exculpatory material and other principles - make for truth telling; and they mitigate against the writing/re-writing history through judgments. Where there are fair trial violations, the likelihood of an accurate historical account, based on the evidence, is virtually non-existent. Hence, the struggle for fairness is a struggle for the truths.

Keywords
  • international criminal law,
  • ICTR,
  • international justice,
  • defense,
  • defence,
  • litigation
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Beth S. Lyons. "Litigating for Justice: Defense Work at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)" none (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/beth_lyons/3/