Title

Do Former Leaders Have an International Right to Act as Their Own Lawyer in War Crimes Trials?

Abstract

Although common law/adversarial countries generally permit a defendant to decline appointed counsel and represent himself if he is determined to be of sound mind, this article demonstrates that the right to argue one's own case in court (rather than to act through a lawyer) is not a fundamental right enshrined in international law.

Keywords

Self-Representation

Publication Date

2005

Document Type

Article

Place of Original Publication

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

Publication Information

20 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 3 (2005)

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