نویسنده مسئول، استادیار دانشکده علوم انسانی دانشگاه هرمزگان
عنوان مقاله [English]
Forensic sciences involve scientific fields that seek to study and analyze criminal evidence in order to determine manner and cause of death and other bodily and mental damages resulting from crime. Because of the complexity of international crimes and some difficulties in access to witness testimony, the role of forensic sciences in international criminal trials seems to be very important. In addition, it is very difficult to manipulate physical evidence gathered through the techniques of forensic sciences. Thus, the credibility and certainty of physical evidence is far greater than that of a testimony. However, there are particular challenges to the use of forensic evidence in international criminal law. Overcoming these challenges requires the cooperation of all the relevant parties, including the states in which the investigations must be conducted, judicial authorities, forensic experts and victims’ families.