International criminal justice: tightening up the rules of the game

31 March 2006 Luc Côté

This article outlines recent developments within international criminal justice institutions, with a particular focus on the limits that have been imposed on new international courts, which impact on the discretionary power of international prosecutors.

About the author

Luc Côté
Chief of Prosecutions of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Chief of Prosecutions of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (2003–5); formerly Senior Legal Officer for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (1995–9) and Legal Counsel for the War Crimes Unit of the Department of Justice, Canada (2001–6)