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Fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime trials

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Drawing on her own experiences, Kate Gibson, a lawyer specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law who has practiced as defence counsel at numerous international courts, discusses the importance of upholding the right to defendants and fair trial standards in terrorism and international crime cases. Kate notes, “The rights of the accused are at the heart of …

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Cumulative prosecution for core international crimes and terrorism-related offences

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Wieger Veldhuis, Public Prosecutor for International Crimes, Public Prosecution Service of The Netherlands, speaks with Wayamo’s Mark Kersten about the advantages of prosecuting terrorist acts for both core international crimes and terrorism-related offences. Among the benefits of doing so is that it makes both cases – for terrorism charges and international crimes – stronger, captures the full scale of criminality, …

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Linking international crimes and terrorism acts

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Tanya Mehra, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, International Centre for Counter-terrorism, discusses the utility and ongoing challenges of investigating and prosecuting terrorism and international crimes cases. Drawing on her long-standing expertise in the area, Mehra speaks about the importance of linking international crimes and terrorist acts, the necessity of robust legal frameworks permitting states to do so, and the …