International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Procedural Rights of the Parties during International Criminal Proceedings With the Emphasis on the International Criminal Court
Mansour Farrokhi, PhD

The respect of the rights of the victim and the accused can be considered as an important issue of any criminal proceeding. However, the balance of the rights of both parties is undoubtedly more important. In the present article, those rights are discussed in the light of the basic principles and rules recognized in the Statute of the ICC and other instruments. The main goal of the writer is to highlight those principles and rules and to show how the competing rights of the parties can be respected without any contradiction. In order to achieve this aim, the legal basis and results of any principle or rule have been discussed thoroughly. As a whole, it could be said that the writers of the Statute and the rules of procedure of the International Criminal Court have done their best to create a balance between the rights of the victim and the accused. The highest point of this balance is the principle of equality of arms.

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