'This book, to the best of the knowledge of this reviewer, is the first comprehensive publication on the trial proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). [...] The main contribution of this well written and excellently researched study is its emphasis on the importance of a fair trial for the suspect/accused. [...] In conclusion, this book can be highly recommended: Karin Calvo-Goller wrote a refreshing, unprecedented analysis of the ICC's procedural system.' Kai Ambos in Criminal Law Forum, 2006 'I have been reading several recent books on international criminal law and procedure, and I rate this one as indispensable. The reader will find suggested answers to almost any procedural issue that might arise in ICC proceedings. More significantly, however, the reader will find critical insights.For example, most large scale ICTY, ICTY and ICC trials involve extensive use of summary evidence and expert testimony to establish basic facts. Dr. Calvo-Goller questions the fairness of over-reliance on this sort of evidence, because the defense may not have a fair chance to meet it by conducting independent investigation and because the factual basis for an expert or summary conclusion cannot effectively be reached by cross-examination. As a lawyer who has faced this very problem, I was impressed by her grasp of the practical and theoretical issues. In short, this is an essential book, and deserves a place close at hand for those concerned with these issues.' Michael E. Tigar, Research Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law, Visiting Professor of Law, Duke Law School, Professeur Invite, Faculte de droit, Universite Paul Cezanne.
About the Author
Karin Calvo-Goller is a Senior Lecturer at the Academic College of Law (Ramat Gan) Israel, and taught for over a decade at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been a practicing lawyer since 1991, and previously served as an international civil servant at the United Nations in New York and worked in international organizations in Rome and in Paris.