Title

Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials

Date of Event

3-15-2011

Description

March 15, 2011

Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speaker: Brenda Hollis The Prosecutor Special Court for Sierra Leone Summary:

Ms. Hollis discusses many of the challenges facing the practitioner engaged in complex litigation involving high level accused. These challenges include achieving a workable reconciliation of diverse regional, national and international goals of such litigation, carrying out complex investigations in diverse locations and among diverse cultures, identifying potential suspects, determining how to identify, approach, select and protect "insider" witnesses, vulnerable victims and survivors, doctors, local authorities, personnel from international agencies or others who have "overview" evidence, how to deal with traumatized victims and survivors who may speak a different language and may be called upon to travel outside their local communities, even outside their countries, to testify, preparing indictments which are reflective of the crimes committed but also capable of timely judicial resolution.

Subject Headings

Special Court for Sierra Leone, international criminal law, international criminal investigations

Location

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Document Type

Video

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