Tyrants on Trial: Keeping Order in the Courtroom

19 11 2009

URL: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/justice/focus/international_justice/articles_publications/publications/tyrants_20090911. Source: Soros Foundation.

This report examines the difficulties of ensuring a fair trial when former leaders defend themselves, often by attacking the court while simultaneously treating it as a platform for lengthy espousals of their broad political and ideological views. The author, Patricia M. Wald, was chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and also served as a judge for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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