PRACTICAL HELP AND ADVICE ON THE REQUIREMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

The forensic sciences are of increasing importance within the field of international criminal proceedings. Aside from, for example, exhumation in war crimes cases, international criminal tribunals are concerned with a wide range of forensic science disciplines such as DNA analysis, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology and firearms and ballistics. To this extent, both prosecution and defence legal teams regularly rely on these types of forensic expertise in order to present their cases.

In international criminal proceedings, IFT is able to provide either prosecution or defence both with forensic science expertise and advice on the legal ramifications of the use of forensic science in courts of law including evidentiary issues and procedural questions. The law relating to international criminal tribunals is derived from different sources and varies between tribunals.  It is therefore of importance that forensic experts presenting evidence to them are familiar with relevant legal nuances, and IFT ensures that all experts affiliated to the organisation are properly supported and competent in this respect.