عنوان مقاله [English]
Evidence plays an important role in advancing the administration of justice in international proceedings. In international litigation, states present evidence, and sometimes it is possible for one of the parties to collect evidence in violation of international law. The admissibility of illegally obtained evidence is a contentious issue in jurisprudence and the doctrines. This issue has recently been discussed with the leak of diplomatic documents through the WikiLeaks website. In some international cases, the plaintiffs have tried to use these cables as evidence to prove a fact in the presence of international and domestic courts. The present study seeks to answer the question of what is the place of admissibility of disclosed diplomatic cables in the procedure of international judicial proceedings? The article shows that international jurisprudence, despite the importance of the evidence, the international courts, and tribunals do not examine the admissibility of evidence. In this research, in the first place, the theoretical foundations of the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence in international law have been investigated. Then, the international procedure regarding the admissibility of disclosed diplomatic cables is discussed.