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Judge Sang Hyun Song

Judge Sang Hyun Song
President
International Criminal Court

Biography Biography in PDF

Criminal Law and Procedure
International Criminal Justice
The International Criminal Court at a Glance
In this lecture, Judge Song provides an overview of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He focuses on the history and context of the ICC, as well as its structure and jurisdiction.

Original Lecture
English  (35 minutes)

Lecture with simultaneous interpretation
العربية 中文 Français Русский Español

Recording facilities courtesy of Seoul National University


The International Criminal Court:
Maintaining Judicial Independence in a Political World
Video    (18 minutes)

Recording facilities courtesy of the International Criminal Court


Participation of Victims
at the International Criminal Court
In this lecture, Judge Song presents the main features of victims’ participation in proceedings before the International Criminal Court. In addition to an analysis of the relevant provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and its Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Judge Song discusses the context of victims’ participation both at the domestic and at the international level.

Video   (50 minutes)

Recording facilities courtesy of Seoul National University
Criminal Law and Procedure
International Criminal Justice
The International Criminal Court at a Glance
A. Legal Instruments
The Treaty of Versailles, Versailles, 28 June 1919.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

The London Charter of the International Military Tribunal (London Agreement), London, 8 August 1945.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 31.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 85.

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 135.

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 287.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), Geneva, 8 June 1977, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 3.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), Geneva, 8 June 1977, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 609.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), Geneva, 8 December 2005, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2404, p. 261.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.


The International Criminal Court:
Maintaining Judicial Independence in a Political World
A. Legal Instruments
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.
B. Documents
Southern African Development Community (SADC) Principles, 1997.
C. Additional References


Participation of Victims at the International Criminal Court
A. Legal Instruments
German Code of Criminal Procedure in the version published on 7 April 1987 (Federal Law Gazette [Bundesgesetzblatt] Part I p. 1074, 1319), as most recently amended by Article 5 subsection (4) of the Act of 10 October 2013 (Federal Law Gazette Part I p. 3799).

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, as amended by Protocols No. 11 and No. 14.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

American Convention on Human Rights, San José, 22 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1144, p. 144.

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
General Assembly resolution 40/34 of 29 November 1985 (Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power).

International Criminal Court, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, New York, 9 September 2002.

International Criminal Court, Regulations of the Court, The Hague, 26 May 2004.