Plea agreements in the practice of the ad hoc tribunals (critical remarks)

Czasopismo Prawa Karnego i Nauk Penalnych Rok XXII: 2018, numer 2
Journal of Criminal Law and Penal Studies Volume XXII: 2018, No. 2

Aleksandra Nieprzecka - Ph.D. candidate, Chair of Criminal Law, Jagiellonian University

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guilty plea, plea agreements, plea bargaining, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda


The aim of this work is to present critical remarks regarding plea agreements at the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and for Rwanda (ICTR). The author starts her work with the introduction concerning the models of plea bargaining in the United States and sketches the plea procedure at the ICTY and ICTR according to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence adopted by both of Tribunals. Then, the author explains the provisions of the plea agreements at the ICTY and ICTR.