The ICC’s witness protective measures through the lens of policy-oriented jurisprudence

Kayuni, Steven William (2015) The ICC’s witness protective measures through the lens of policy-oriented jurisprudence. UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 4 (2). pp. 271-298. ISSN 2052-1871

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Abstract

The protection of witnesses from intimidation or harm has become a firmly entrenched part of modern criminal justice systems. The ICC’s decision-making with regard to procedural and non-procedural protective measures has on one hand reinforced the integrity and success of the judicial process, while on the other hand has led to numerous interpretational and applicability challenges of both policy and legal framework. This article aims at designating policy-oriented jurisprudence as a possible theoretical approach and solution to the ICC’s international law making of witness protective measures. Policy-oriented jurisprudence approaches international law as a decision-making process where decisions are made pursuant to shared community interests and expectations. This is likely to aid an adviser, scholar, or those entrusted with decision-making to pay particular attention to all factors necessary for the security of witnesses.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
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Depositing User: Steven Kayuni
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 12:39
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 10:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57326

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