Assessment of evidence at the International criminal Court: between the subjective nature of standards of proof and the objective methods of reasoning

with Dr. Jeremy Hall

Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice invites you to a seminar with

Dr. Jeremy Hall

on

Assessment of evidence at the International criminal Court: between the subjective nature of standards of proof and the objective methods of reasoning

 

The creation of the International criminal court has exacerbated questions about evidence due to the difficult and ambiguous compromise adopted by States. The hybrid system of the Court creates uncertainties to the legal framework for the evaluation of evidence. However, the judges do not address these difficulties, either through the definition of the standards of proof or the methods used to concretely assess all the evidence. Ultimately, neither the Statute nor the Case Law guarantee an effective legal certainty in the assessment of evidence. Nevertheless, the flexibility inherent to the subjectivity of the latter explains these shortcomings without seriously undermining the right to a fair trial

Jeremy Hall is Doctor in Law, specialized in International Criminal Law. His thesis focus on the assessment of evidence at the ICC. His research concerns also cultural challenges in International criminal law. He taught Public Law, Constitutional Law, International Law and European Law at Grenoble Alpes University in France during several years.

Due to Stockholm University being physically closed for visitors the seminar will take place via Zoom, same time. Use the following Zoom-link: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/63822784193