Debating witness protection in atrocity crime trials


Contributors include:

  • Herman von Hebel, providing an ICC Registry perspective on increasing the support of the international community in the area of witness protection
  • Wendy Betts, discussing untapped potential for statistical evidence to buttress witness testimony in international atrocity crime trials;
  • Danya Chaikel, discussing recent advancements and remaining gaps in addressing the witness protection challenge at the ICC;
  • Fergal Gaynor, discussing possible remedies to obstruction of justice by silencing witnesses.

International Criminal Justice Today is an online periodical dedicated to news, opinion, and other current events about international criminal justice, or the fight to hold criminally accountable those who participate in the international atrocity crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression. ICJT is the product of a partnership between the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, its International Criminal Court Project and the Stanford Law School Program in International and Comparative Law