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Congresses

Friday, October 31

14h00 - 17h30 
CRIMINAL LAW - Sala 4

President : Jerome ROTH
Speakers : Jerome ROTH, Stéphane BONIFASSI, Maxime DELHOMME, David LEPIDI, Peter MÜLLER

Witness Preparation in a Criminal Case: Good Lawyering or Obstruction of Justice

Under many systems, preparation of witnesses in a criminal case, including rehearsal of testimony, is either prohibited or restricted.  In the United States, it is routine and a key component of legal representation.  What explains these differences?   What are the traps for criminal lawyers under the different systems, and particularly in a cross-border criminal case?  Is there a way to reconcile these opposing legal traditions?

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