Cambridge University Press
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga held that a Trial Chamber, during the deliberations stage of trial proceedings, may, pursuant to Regulation 55 of the Regulations of the Court (Regulation 55), give notice of a possible modification of the legal characterization of the facts in its final Judgment, so long as the trial remains fair. This Introductory Note will provide background on the Katanga case and Regulation 55, summarize the Appeals Chamber's Judgment, and discuss the implications of this ruling.
Steven A. Koh,
Introductory Note to Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga: Judgment on the Appeal against the Decision of Trial Chamber II of 21 November 2012 (Int'l Crim. Ct.)
International Legal Materials
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