Una reflexión sobre el valor probatorio asignado a los informes de organizaciones no gubernamentales en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Penal Internacional a la luz del caso “Gbagbo y Blé Goudé”

Some remarks on the probative value assigned to the reports of non-govermental organizations in the jurisprudence of the international court in the light of ‘Gbagbo and Blé Goudé’ case

DOI: 10.17103/reei.41.18

Carmen Montero Ferrer

Resumen

Entre los días 22 y 24 de junio de 2020, la Sala de Apelaciones de la Corte Penal Internacional celebró las audiencias del caso “Gbagbo y Charles Blé Goudé”. En ellas, las partes formularon sus observaciones respecto al supuesto error en el que incurrió la Sala de Primera Instancia en su sentencia de absolución al no aplicar un estándar de prueba claramente definido ni valorar suficientemente las pruebas disponibles, incluyendo los informes de organizaciones no gubernamentales . Al hilo del debate originado en este caso, el presente trabajo analiza el valor probatorio asignado en la jurisprudencia de la CPI a dichos informes y estudia si su admisión como prueba en los procedimientos contravendría los derechos del acusado.

Abstract

Between June 22 and 24, 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court held the appeal hearings in the Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé case. In them, the parties made their observations regarding the alleged error made by the Trial Chamber I in the acquittal pronouncement in failing to apply a clearly defined standard of proof or to sufficiently assess the available evidence, including the reports from non-governmental organizations. In the light of the debate originated in this case, this paper analyse the probative value assigned to these reports in the jurisprudence of the ICC. Also, it is analysed whether the admission of these reports goes against the rights of the accused.

Palabras clave

Organizaciones no gubernamentales, Corte Penal Internacional, valor probatorio, informes, pruebas.

Keywords

Non-governmental organizations, International Criminal Court, probative value, reports, evidences.

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Carmen Montero Ferrer

Investigadora posdoctoral contratada por la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

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