Expert Evidence and International Criminal Justice

  • Artur Appazov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Artur Appazov
    Pages 1-22
  3. Artur Appazov
    Pages 93-173
  4. Artur Appazov
    Pages 175-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-199

About this book


The book is a comprehensive narration of the use of expertise in international criminal trials offering reflection on standards concerning the quality and presentation of expert evidence. It analyzes and critiques the rules governing expert evidence in international criminal trials and the strategies employed by counsel and courts relying upon expert evidence and challenges that courts face determining its reliability. In particular, the author considers how the procedural and evidentiary architecture of international criminal courts and tribunals influences the courts’ ability to meaningfully incorporate expert evidence into the rational fact-finding process.

The book provides analysis of the unique properties of expert evidence as compared with other forms of evidence and the challenges that these properties present for fact-finding in international criminal trials. It draws conclusions about the extent to which particularized evidentiary rules for expert evidence in international criminal trials is wanting. Based on comparative analyses of relevant national practices, the book proposes procedural improvements to address some of the challenges associated with the use of expertise in international criminal trials.


Expert evidence Forensic science International criminal courts International criminal justice International criminal procedure International criminal trials International procedure Legal epistemology Opinion evidence Procedural law

Authors and affiliations

  • Artur Appazov
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24338-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24340-5
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