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Social Scientists as Expert Witnesses in The Hague Tribunal and Elsewhere
Društveni naučnici kao veštaci u Međunarodnom krivičnom sudu za bivšu Jugoslaviju i drugde

Author(s): Vladimir Petrović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Keywords: The Hague Tribunal; expert witnessing; the trial of Slobodan Milosevic; methodology of social sciences;

Summary/Abstract: The article analyses The article analyses the role of social scientists as expert witnesses in the ICTY, whose contribution is assesed in the light of the long development of this practice. Wider discussion on the courtoom usage of scientific knowledge is evoked in order to emphasize the problems in regulation of expert witnessing. Differing mechanisams set to ensure the scientific reliability and legal relevance of the contribution of experts is analyzed in different legal context and in different scholarly dsiciplines. Regulation of expert witnessing in The Hague tribunal is perceived as speicfic solution whose consequences are tracked through the role of experts in the trials and thorugh the public perception of this role. The goal of such apporach is to nyance the dominant interpretations on the role of scholars in the Hague tribunal and to create the preconditions for understanding of the specific characer of their role.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 103-117
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian