Journal Article

Motion for Judgement of Acquittal in the Ad Hoc and Hybrid Tribunals

Andrew T. Cayley and Alexis Orenstein

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 8, issue 2, pages 575-590
Published in print May 2010 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online May 2010 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI:
Motion for Judgement of Acquittal in the Ad Hoc and Hybrid Tribunals

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This article deals with the relevance, use and application of the motion for judgement of acquittal before international criminal trials. The article analyses the origins of the motion in common law, and assesses its standards of review and application before international criminal tribunals. The authors argue that while it would be inaccurate to suggest that defendants have no success in been granted a judgement of acquittal, as illustrated in Delić, a rule with its traditions in jury trials is largely redundant and inappropriate in judges-only trials which apply elements of both civil and common law.

Journal Article.  8001 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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