Do Former Leaders Have an International Right to Act as Their Own Lawyer in War Crimes Trials?
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.
Place of Original Publication
Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
20 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 3 (2005)
Scharf, Michael P. and Rassi, Christopher, "Do Former Leaders Have an International Right to Act as Their Own Lawyer in War Crimes Trials?" (2005). Faculty Publications. 847.