PART ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Entry into Force
These Rules of Procedure and Evidence, adopted pursuant to Article 14 of the Statute of the Tribunal, shall come into force on 29 June l995.
(A) In the Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall mean:
Rules: The Rules referred to in Rule l;
Statute: The Statute of the Tribunal adopted by Security Council resolution 955 of 8 November 1994;
Tribunal: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan citizens responsible for Genocide and other such violations committed in the territory of neighbouring States, between l January 1994 and 31 December 1994, established by Security Council resolution 955 of 8 November 1994.
Accused: A person against whom an indictment has been submitted in accordance with Rule 47;
Arrest: The act of taking a suspect or an accused into custody by a national authority;
Bureau: A body composed of the President, the Vice-President and the more senior Presiding Judge of the Trial Chambers;
Investigation: All activities undertaken by the Prosecutor under the Statute and the Rules for the collection of information and evidence;
Party: The Prosecutor or the accused;
President: The President of the Tribunal;
Prosecutor: The Prosecutor designated pursuant to Article 15 of the Statute;
Regulations: The provisions framed by the Prosecutor pursuant to Rule 37(a) for the purpose of directing the functions of his Office;
Suspect: A person concerning whom the Prosecutor possesses reliable information which tends to show that he may have committed a crime over which the Tribunal has jurisdiction;
Transaction: A number of acts or omissions whether occurring as one event or a number of events, at the same or different locations and being part of a common scheme, strategy or plan;
Victim: A person against whom a crime over which the Tribunal has jurisdiction has allegedly been committed.
(B) In the Rules, the masculine shall include the feminine and the singular the plural, and vice-versa.
(A) The working languages of the Tribunal shall be English and French.
(B) An accused shall have the right to use his own language.
(C) Any other person appearing before the Tribunal, other than as counsel, who does not have sufficient knowledge of either of the two working languages, may use his own language.
(D) Counsel for an accused may apply to the Presiding Judge of a Chamber for leave to use a language other than the two working ones or the language of the accused. If such leave is granted, the expenses of interpretation and translation shall be borne by the Tribunal to the extent, if any, determined by the President, taking into account the rights of the defence and the interests of justice.
(E) The Registrar shall make any necessary arrangements for interpretation and translation into and from the working languages.
Meetings away from the Seat of the Tribunal
A Chamber may exercise its functions at a place other than the seat of the Tribunal, if so authorised by the President in the interests of justice.
Non-compliance with Rules
Any objection by a party to an act of another party on the ground of non-compliance with the Rules or Regulations shall be raised at the earliest opportunity; it shall be upheld, and the act declared null, only if the act was inconsistent with the fundamental principles of fairness and has occasioned a miscarriage of Justice.
Amendment of the Rules
(A) Proposals for amendment of the Rules may be made by a Judge, the Prosecutor or the Registrar and shall be adopted if agreed to by not less than seven Judges at a plenary meeting of the Tribunal convened with notice of the proposal addressed to all Judges.
(B) An amendment to the Rules may be otherwise adopted, provided it is unanimously approved by the Judges.
(C) An amendment shall enter into force immediately, but shall not operate to prejudice the rights of the accused in any pending case.
The English and French texts of the Rules shall be equally authentic. In case of discrepancy, the version which is more consonant with the spirit of the Statute and the Rules shall prevail.
PART TWO: PRIMACY OF THE TRIBUNAL
Request for Information
Where it appears to the Prosecutor that a crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal is or has been the subject of investigations or criminal proceedings instituted in the courts of any State, he may request the State to forward to him all relevant information in that respect, and the State shall transmit to him such information forthwith in accordance with Article 28 of the Statute.
Prosecutor's Request for Deferral
Where it appears to the Prosecutor that in any such investigations or criminal proceedings instituted in the courts of any State:
(i) the act being investigated or which is the subject of those proceedings is characterised as an ordinary crime;
(ii) there is a lack of impartiality or independence, or the investigations or proceedings are designed to shield the accused from international criminal responsibility, or the case is not diligently prosecuted; or
(iii)what is in issue is closely related to, or otherwise involves, significant factual or legal questions which may have implications for investigations or prosecutions before the Tribunal, the Prosecutor may propose to the Trial Chamber designated by the President that a formal request be made that such court defer to the competence of the Tribunal.
Formal Request for Deferral
(A) If it appears to the Trial Chamber seized of a proposal for deferral that, on any of the grounds specified in Rule 9, deferral is appropriate, the Trial Chamber may issue a formal request to the State concerned that its court defer to the competence of the Tribunal.
(B) A request for deferral shall include a request that the results of the investigation and a copy of the court's records and the judgement, if already delivered, be forwarded to the Tribunal.
(C) Where deferral to the Tribunal has been requested by a Trial Chamber, any subsequent trial shall be held before the other Trial Chamber.
Non-compliance with a Request for Deferral
If, within sixty days after a request for deferral has been notified by the Registrar to the State under whose jurisdiction the investigations or criminal proceedings have been instituted, the State fails to file a response which satisfies the Trial Chamber that the State has taken or is taking adequate steps to comply with the order, the Trial Chamber may request the President to report the matter to the Security Council.
Determinations of Courts of any State
Subject to Article 9(2) of the Statute, determinations of courts of any State are not binding on the Tribunal.
Non Bis in Idem
When the President receives reliable information to show that criminal proceedings have been instituted against a person before a court of any State for acts constituting serious violations of international humanitarian law under the Statute for which that person has already been tried by the Tribunal, a Trial Chamber shall, following mutatis mutandis the procedure provided in Rule 10, issue a reasoned order requesting that court permanently to discontinue its proceedings. If that court fails to do so, the President may report the matter to the Security Council.
PART THREE: ORGANISATION OF THE TRIBUNAL
Section 1: The Judges
(A) Before taking up his duties each Judge shall make the following solemn declaration:
I solemnly declare that I will perform my duties and exercise my powers as a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan citizens responsible for Genocide and other such violations committed in the territory of neighbouring States, between I January 1994 and 31 December 1994, honourably, faithfully, impartially and conscientiously.
(B) The declaration, signed by the Judge and witnessed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations or his representative, shall be kept in the records of the Tribunal.
Disqualification of Judges
(A) A Judge may not sit on a trial or appeal in any case in which he has a personal interest or concerning which he has or has had any association which might affect his impartiality. He shall in any such circumstance withdraw from that case. Where the Judge withdraws from the Trial Chamber, the President shall assign another Trial Chamber Judge to sit in his place. Where a Judge withdraws from the Appeals Chamber, the Presiding Judge of that Chamber shall assign another Judge to sit in his place.
(B) Any party may apply to the Presiding Judge of a Chamber for the disqualification and withdrawal of a Judge of that Chamber from a trial or appeal upon the above grounds. The Presiding Judge shall confer with the Judge in question, and if necessary the Bureau shall determine the matter. If the Bureau upholds the application, the President shall assign another Judge to sit in place of the disqualified Judge.
(C) The Judge of the Trial Chamber who reviews an indictment against an accused, pursuant to Article 18 of the Statute and Rule 47, shall not sit as a member of the Trial Chamber for the trial of that accused.
(D) No member of the Appeals Chamber shall sit on any appeal in a case in which another Judge of the same nationality sat as a member of the Trial Chamber.
(E) f a Judge is, for any reason, unable to continue sitting in a part-heard case, the Presiding Judge may, if that inability seems likely to be of short duration, adjourn the proceedings; otherwise he shall report to the President who may assign another Judge to the case and order either a rehearing or continuation of the proceedings from that point.
However, after the opening statements provided for in Rule 84, or the beginning of the presentation of evidence pursuant to Rule 85, the continuation of the proceedings can only be ordered with the consent of the accused.
A Judge who decides to resign shall communicate his resignation in writing to the President who shall transmit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
(A) All Judges are equal in the exercise of their judicial functions, regardless of dates of election, appointment, age or period of service.
(B) The Presiding Judges of the Chambers shall take precedence according to age after the President and the Vice-President.
(C) Judges elected or appointed on different dates shall take precedence according to the dates of their election or appointment; Judges elected or appointed on the same date shall take precedence according to age.
(D) In case of re-election, the total period of service as a Judge of the Tribunal shall be taken into account.
Section 2: The Presidency
Election of the President
(A) The President shall be elected for a term of two years, or such shorter term as shall coincide with the duration of his term of office as a Judge. He may be re-elected once.
(B) If the President ceases to be a member of the Tribunal or resigns his office before the expiration of his term, the Judges shall elect from among their number a successor for the remainder of the term.
(C) The President shall be elected by a majority of the votes of the Judges composing the Tribunal. If no Judge obtains such a majority, the second ballot shall be limited to the two Judges who obtained the greatest number of votes on the first ballot. In the case of equality of votes on the second ballot, the Judge who takes precedence in accordance with Rule 17 shall be declared elected.
Functions of the President
The President shall preside at all plenary meetings of the Tribunal; he shall co-ordinate the work of the Chambers and supervise the activities of the Registry as well as exercise all the other functions conferred on him by the Statute and the Rules.
(A) The Vice-President shall be elected for a term of two years, or such shorter term as shall coincide with the duration of his term of office as a Judge. He may be re-elected once.
(B) Rules 1 8(B) and (C) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Vice-President.
Functions of the Vice-President
The Vice-President shall exercise the functions of the President in case of his absence or inability to act.
If neither the President nor the Vice-President can carry out the functions of the President, these shall be assumed by the senior Judge of the Trial Chambers, determined in accordance with Rule 17.
Section 3: Internal Functioning of the Tribunal
(A) The Bureau shall be composed of the President, the Vice-President and the more senior Presiding Judge of the Trial Chambers. When the more senior of the Presiding Judges of the Trial Chamber exercises the functions of the President or Vice-President, the Presiding Judge of the other Trial Chamber shall sit as a member of the Bureau.
(B) The President shall consult the other members of the Bureau on all major questions relating to the functioning of the Tribunal.
(C) A Judge may draw the attention of any member of the Bureau to issues that in his opinion ought to be discussed by the Bureau or submitted to a plenary meeting of the Tribunal.
Plenary Meetings of the Tribunal
The Judges shall meet in plenary to:
(i) elect the President and Vice-President;
(ii) adopt and amend the Rules;
(iii) adopt the Annual Report provided for in Article 32 of the Statute;
(iv) decide upon matters relating to the internal functioning of the Chambers and the Tribunal;
(v) determine or supervise the conditions of detention;
(vi) exercise any other functions provided for in the Statute or in the Rules.
Dates of Plenary Sessions
(A) The dates of the plenary sessions of the Tribunal shall normally be agreed upon in July of each year for the following calendar year.
(B) Other plenary meetings shall be convened by the President if so requested by at least six Judges, and may be convened whenever the exercise of his functions under the Statute or the Rules so requires.
Quorum and Vote
(A) The quorum for each plenary meeting of the Tribunal shall be seven Judges.
(B) Subject to Rule 6(A-B) and Rule 18(C), the decisions of the plenary meetings of the Tribunal shall be taken by the majority of the Judges present. In the event of an equality of votes, the President or the Judge who acts in his place shall have a casting vote.
Section 4: The Chambers
(A) Judges shall rotate on a regular basis between the Trial Chambers. Rotation shall take into account the efficient disposal of cases.
(B) The Judges shall take their places in their new Chamber as soon as the President thinks it convenient, having regard to the disposal of part-heard cases.
(C) The President may at any time temporarily assign a member of one Trial Chamber to the other Trial Chamber.
Assignment to Review Indictments
The President shall, in July of each year and after consultation with the Judges, assign for each month of the next calendar year one Judge from each Trial Chamber as the Judges to whom indictments shall be transmitted for review under Rule 47, and shall publish the list of assignments.
The deliberations of the Chambers shall take place in private and remain secret.
Section 5: The Registry
Appointment of the Registrar
The President shall seek the opinion of the Judges on the candidates for the post of Registrar, before consulting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations pursuant to Article 16(3) of the Statute.
Appointment of the Deputy Registrar and Registry Staff
The Registrar, after consultation with the President, shall make his recommendations to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the appointment of the Deputy Registrar and other Registry staff.
(A) Before taking up his duties, the Registrar shall make the following declaration before the President:
I solemnly declare that I will perform the duties incumbent upon me as Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan citizens responsible for Genocide and other such violations committed in the territory of neighbouring States, between I January 1994 and 31 December 1994, in all loyalty, discretion and good conscience and that I will faithfully observe all the provisions of the Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Tribunal.
(B) Before taking up his duties, the Deputy Registrar shall make a similar declaration before the President.
(C) Every staff member of the Registry shall make a similar declaration before the Registrar.
Functions of the Registrar
The Registrar shall assist the Chambers, the plenary meetings of the Tribunal, the Judges and the Prosecutor in the performance of their functions. Under the authority of the President, he shall be responsible for the administration and servicing of the Tribunal and shall serve as its channel of communication.
Victims and Witnesses Unit
(A) There shall be set up under the authority of the Registrar a Victims and Witnesses Unit consisting of qualified staff to:
(i) recommend protective measures for victims and witnesses m accordance with Article 21 of the Statute; and
(ii) provide counselling and Support for them, in particular in cases of rape and sexual assault.
(B) Due consideration shall be given, in the appointment of staff, to the employment of qualified women.
Except where a full record is made under Rule 81, the Registrar, or Registry staff designated by him, shall take minutes of the plenary meetings of the Tribunal and of the sittings of the Chambers, other than private deliberations.
The Registrar shall keep a Record Book which shall list, subject to Rule 53, all the particulars of each case brought before the Tribunal. The Record Book shall be open to the public.
Section 6: The Prosecutor
Functions of the Prosecutor
(A) The Prosecutor shall perform all the functions provided by the Statute in accordance with the Rules and such Regulations, consistent with the Statute and the Rules, as may be framed by him. Any alleged inconsistency in the Regulations shall be brought to the attention of the Bureau to whose opinion the Prosecutor shall defer.
(B) His powers under Pans Four to Eight of the Rules may be exercised by staff members of the Office of the Prosecutor authorised by him, or by any person acting under his direction.
(A) The Prosecutor shall make his recommendations to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the appointment of a Deputy Prosecutor.
(B) The Deputy Prosecutor shall exercise the functions of the Prosecutor in the event of his absence or inability to act or upon the Prosecutor's express instructions.
PART FOUR: INVESTIGATIONS AND RIGHTS OF SUSPECTS
Section 1: Investigations
Conduct of Investigations
In the conduct of an investigation, the Prosecutor may:
(i) summon and question suspects, victims and witnesses and record their statements, collect evidence and conduct on-site investigations;
(ii) undertake such other matters as may appear necessary for completing the investigation and the preparation and conduct of the prosecution at the trial, including the taking of special measures to provide for the safety of potential witnesses and informants;
(iii) seek, to that end, the assistance of any State authority concerned, as well as of any relevant international body including the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL); and
(iv) request such orders as may be necessary from a Trial Chamber or a Judge.
In case of urgency, the Prosecutor may request any State:
(i) to arrest a suspect provisionally;
(ii) to seize physical evidence;
(iii) to take all necessary measures to prevent the escape of a suspect or an accused, injury to or intimidation of a victim or witness, or the destruction of evidence.
The State concerned shall comply forthwith, in accordance with Article 28 of the Statute.
Retention of Information
The Prosecutor shall be responsible for the retention, storage and security of information and physical evidence obtained in the course of his investigations.
Rights of Suspects during Investigation
A) A suspect who is to be questioned by the Prosecutor shall have the following rights, of which he shall be informed by the Prosecutor prior to questioning, in a language he speaks and understands:
(i) the right to be assisted by counsel of his choice or to have legal assistance assigned to him without payment if he does not have sufficient means to pay for it;
(ii) the right to have the free assistance of an interpreter if he cannot under-stand or speak the language to be used for questioning; and
(iii) the right to remain silent, and to be cautioned that any statement he makes shall be recorded and may be used in evidence.
(B) Questioning of a suspect shall not proceed without the presence of counsel unless the suspect has voluntarily waived his right to counsel. In case of waiver, if the suspect subsequently expresses a desire to have counsel, questioning shall thereupon cease, and shall only resume when the suspect has obtained or has been assigned counsel.
Recording Questioning of Suspects
Whenever the Prosecutor questions a suspect, the questioning shall be audio-recorded or video-recorded, in accordance with the following procedure:
(i) the suspect shall be informed in a language he speaks and understands that the questioning is being audio-recorded or video-recorded;
(ii) in the event of a break in the course of the questioning, the fact and the time of the break shall be recorded before audio-recording or video-recording ends and the time of resumption of the questioning shall also be recorded;
(iii) at the conclusion of the questioning the suspect shall be offered the Opportunity to clarify anything he has said, and to add anything he may wish, and the time of conclusion shall be recorded;
(iv) the tape shall then be transcribed as soon as practicable after the conclusion of questioning and a copy of the transcript supplied to the suspect, together with a copy of the recorded tape or, if multiple recording apparatus was used, one of the original recorded tapes; and
(v) after a copy has been made, if necessary, of the recorded tape for purposes of transcription, the original recorded tape or one of the original tapes shall be sealed in the presence of the suspect under the signature of the Prosecutor and the suspect.
Section 2: Of Counsel
Appointment and Qualifications of Counsel
Counsel engaged by a suspect or an accused shall file his power of attorney with the Registrar at the earliest Opportunity. A counsel shall be considered qualified to represent a suspect or accused if he satisfies the Registrar that he is admitted to the practice of law in a State, or is a University professor of law.
Assignment of Counsel
(A) A list of counsel who speak one or both of the working languages of the Tribunal, meet the requirements of Rule 44 and have indicated their willingness to be assigned by the Tribunal to indigent suspects or accused, shall be kept by the Registrar.
(B) The criteria for determination of indigence shall be established by the Registrar and approved by the Judges.
(C) In assigning counsel to an indigent suspect or accused, the following procedure shall be observed:
(i) a request for assignment of counsel shall be made to the Registrar;
(ii) the Registrar shall enquire into the means of the suspect or accused and determine whether the criteria of indigence are met;
(iii) if he decides that the criteria are met, he shall assign counsel from the list; if he decides to the contrary, he shall inform the suspect or accused that the request is refused.
(D) If a request is refused, a further request may be made by a suspect or an accused to the Registrar upon showing a change in circumstances.
(E) The Registrar shall, in consultation with the Judges, establish the criteria for the payment of fees to assigned counsel.
(F) If a suspect or an accused elects to conduct his own defence. he shall so notify the Registrar in writing at the first opportunity.
(G) Where an alleged indigent person is subsequently found not to be indigent, the Chamber may make an order of contribution to recover the cost of providing counsel.
Misconduct of Counsel
(A) A Chamber may, after a warning, refuse audience to counsel if, in its opinion, his conduct is offensive, abusive or otherwise obstructs the proper conduct of the proceedings.
(B) A Judge or a Chamber may also, with the approval of the President, communicate any misconduct of counsel to the professional body regulating the conduct of counsel in his State of admission or, if a professor and not otherwise admitted to the profession, to the governing body of his University.
PART FIVE: PRE-TRIAL PROCEEDINGS
Section 1: Indictments
Submission of Indictment by the Prosecutor
(A) If in the course of an investigation the Prosecutor is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to provide reasonable grounds for believing that a suspect has committed a crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, he shall prepare and forward to the Registrar an indictment for confirmation by a Judge, together with supporting material.
(B) The indictment shall set forth the name and particulars of the suspect, and a concise statement of the facts of the case and of the crime with which the suspect is charged.
(C) The Registrar shall forward the indictment and accompanying material to one of the Judges currently assigned under Rule 28, who will inform the Prosecutor of the date fixed for review of the indictment.
(D) On reviewing the indictment, the Judge shall hear the Prosecutor, who may present additional material in support of any count. The Judge may confirm or dismiss each count or may adjourn the review.
(E) The dismissal of a count in an indictment shall not preclude the Prosecutor from subsequently bringing a new indictment based on the acts underlying that count if supported by additional evidence
Joinder of Accused
Persons accused of the same or different crimes committed in the course of the same transaction may be jointly charged and tried.
Joinder of Crimes
Two or more crimes may be joined in one indictment if the series of acts committed together form the same transaction, and the said crimes were commit-ted by the same accused.
Amendment of Indictment
The Prosecutor may amend an indictment, without leave, at any time before its confirmation, but thereafter only with leave of the Judge who confirmed it or, if at trial, with leave of the Trial Chamber. If leave to amend is granted, the amended indictment shall be transmitted to the accused and to his counsel and where necessary the date for trial shall be postponed to ensure adequate time for the preparation of the defence.
Withdrawal of Indictment
(A) The Prosecutor may withdraw an indictment, without leave, at any time before its confirmation, but thereafter only with leave of the Judge who con-firmed it or, if at trial, only with leave of the Trial Chamber.
(B) The withdrawal of the indictment shall be promptly notified to the suspect or the accused and to his counsel.
Public Character of Indictment
Subject to Rule 53, upon confirmation by a Judge of a Trial Chamber, the indictment shall be made public.
Non-disclosure of Indictment
(A) When confirming an indictment the Judge may, in consultation with the Prosecutor, order that there be no public disclosure of the indictment until it is served on the accused, or, in the case of joint accused, on all the accused.
(B) A Judge or Trial Chamber may, in consultation with the Prosecutor, also order that there be no disclosure of an indictment, or part thereof, or of all or any pan of any particular document or information, if satisfied that the making of such an order is required to give effect to a provision of the Rules, to protect confidential information obtained by the Prosecutor, or is otherwise in the interests of justice.
Section 2: Orders and Warrants
At the request of either party or proprio motu, a Judge or a Trial Chamber may issue such orders, summonses, subpoenas and warrants as may be necessary for the purposes of an investigation or for the preparation or conduct of the trial.
Execution of Arrest Warrants
(A) A warrant of arrest shall be signed by a Judge and shall bear the seal of the Tribunal. It shall be accompanied by a copy of the indictment, and a statement of the rights of the accused. These rights include those set forth in Article 20 of the Statute, and in Rules 42 and 43 mutatis mutandis, together with the right of the accused to remain silent, and to be cautioned that any statement he makes shall be recorded and may be used in evidence.
(B) A warrant for the arrest of the accused and an order for his surrender to the Tribunal shall be transmitted by the Registrar to the national authorities of the State in whose territory or under whose jurisdiction or control the accused re-sides, or was last known to be, together with instructions that at the time of arrest the indictment and the statement of the rights of the accused be read to him in a language he understands and that he be cautioned in that language.
(C) When an arrest warrant issued by the Tribunal is executed, a member of the Prosecutor's Office may be present as from the time of arrest.
Co-operation of States
The State to which a warrant of arrest is transmitted shall act promptly and with all due diligence to ensure proper and effective execution thereof, in accordance with Article 28 of the Statute.
Procedure after Arrest
Upon the arrest of the accused, the State concerned shall detain him, and shall promptly notify the Registrar. The transfer of the accused to the seat of the Tribunal, or to such other place as the Bureau may decide, after consultation with the Prosecutor and the Registrar, shall be arranged between the State authorities concerned. the authorities of the host country and the Registrar.
National Extradition Provisions
The obligations laid down in Article 28 of the Statute shall prevail over any legal impediment to the surrender or transfer of the accused to the Tribunal which may exist under the national law or extradition treaties of the State concerned.
Failure to Execute a Warrant
(A) Where the State to which a warrant of arrest has been transmitted has been unable to execute the warrant, it shall report forthwith its inability to the Registrar, and the reasons therefore.
(B) If, within a reasonable time after the warrant of arrest has been transmitted to the State, no report is made on action taken, this shall be deemed a failure to execute the warrant of arrest and the Tribunal, through the President, may notify the Security Council accordingly.
Advertisement of Indictment
At the request of the Prosecutor, a form of advertisement shall be transmitted by the Registrar to the national authorities of any State or States in whose territory the Prosecutor has reason to believe that the accused may be found, for publication in newspapers having wide circulation in that territory, intimating to the accused that service of an indictment against him is sought.
Procedure in Case of Failure to Execute a Warrant
(A) If a warrant of arrest has not been executed, and personal service of the indictment has consequently not been effected, and the Prosecutor satisfies the Judge who confirmed the indictment that:
(i) he has taken all reasonable steps to effect personal service, including recourse to the appropriate authorities of the State in whose territory or under whose jurisdiction and control the person to be served resides or was last known to him to be; and
(ii) he has otherwise tried to inform the accused of the existence of the indictment by seeking publication of newspaper advertisements pursuant to Rule 60, the Judge shall order that the indictment be submitted by the Prosecutor to his Trial Chamber.
(B) Upon obtaining such an order the Prosecutor shall submit the indictment to the Trial Chamber in open court, together with all the evidence that was before the Judge who initially confirmed the indictment and any other evidence submit-ted to him after confirmation of the indictment. The Prosecutor may also call before the Trial Chamber and examine any witness whose statement has been submitted to the confirming Judge.
(C) If the Trial Chamber is satisfied on that evidence, together with such additional evidence as the Prosecutor may tender, that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accused has committed all or any of the crimes charged in the indictment, it shall so determine. The Trial Chamber shall have the relevant parts of the indictment read out by the Prosecutor together with an account of the efforts to effect service referred to in Sub-rule (A) above.
(D) The Trial Chamber shall also issue an international arrest warrant in respect of the accused which shall be transmitted to all States.
(E) If the Prosecutor satisfies the Trial Chamber that the failure to effect personal service was due in whole or in par to a failure or refusal of a State to co-operate with the Tribunal in accordance with Article 28 of the Statute, the Trial Chamber shall so certify, in which event the President shall notify the Security Council.
Initial Appearance of Accused
Upon his transfer to the Tribunal, the accused shall be brought before a Trial Chamber without delay, and shall be formally charged. The Trial Chamber shall:
(i) satisfy itself that the right of the accused to counsel is respected;
(ii) read or have the indictment read to the accused in a language he speaks and understands, and satisfy itself that the accused understands the indictment;
(iii) call upon the accused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty on each count; should the accused fail to do so, enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf;
(iv) in case of a plea of not guilty, instruct the Registrar to set a date for trial;
(v) in case of a plea of guilty, instruct the Registrar to set a date for the pre-sentencing hearing;
(vi) instruct the Registrar to set such other dates as appropriate.
Questioning of Accused
After the initial appearance of the accused the Prosecutor shall not question him unless his counsel is present and the questioning is audio-recorded or video-recorded in accordance with the procedure provided for in Rule 43. The Prosecutor shall at the beginning of the questioning caution the accused that he is not obliged to say anything unless he wishes to do so but that whatever he says may be given in evidence.
Detention on Remand
Upon his transfer to the Tribunal, the accused shall be detained in facilities provided by the host country or by another country. The President may, on the application of a party, request modification of the conditions of detention of an accused.
(A) Once detained, an accused may not be released except upon an order of a Trial Chamber.
(B) Release may be ordered by a Trial Chamber only in exceptional circum-stances, after hearing the host country and only if it is satisfied that the accused will appear for trial and, if released. will not pose a danger to any victim, witness or other person.
(C) The Trial Chamber may impose such conditions upon the release of the accused as it may determine appropriate, including the execution of a bail bond and the observance of such conditions as are necessary to ensure his presence for trial and the protection of others.
(D) If necessary, the Trial Chamber may issue a warrant of arrest to secure the presence of an accused who has been released or is for any other reason at liberty.
Section 3: Production of Evidence
Disclosure by the Prosecutor
(A) The Prosecutor shall make available to the defence, as soon as practicable after the initial appearance of the accused, copies of the supporting material which accompanied the indictment when confirmation was sought as well as all prior statements obtained by the Prosecutor from the accused or from prosecution witnesses.
(B) The Prosecutor shall on request, subject to Sub-rule (C), permit the defence to inspect any books, documents, photographs and tangible objects in his custody or control, which are material to the preparation of the defence, or are intended for use by the Prosecutor as evidence at trial or were obtained from or belonged to the accused.
(C) Where information is in the possession of the Prosecutor, the disclosure of which may prejudice further or ongoing investigations, or for any other reasons may be contrary to the public interest or affect the security interests of any State, the Prosecutor may apply to the Trial Chamber sitting in camera to be relieved from the obligation to disclose pursuant to Sub-rule (B). When making such application the Prosecutor shall provide the Trial Chamber (but only the Trial Chamber) with the information that is sought to be kept confidential.
(A) As early as reasonably practicable and in any event prior to the commencement of the trial:
(i) the Prosecutor shall notify the defence of the names of the witnesses that he intends to call in proof of the guilt of the accused and in rebuttal of any defence plea of which the Prosecutor has received notice in accordance with Sub-rule (ii) below;
(ii) the defence shall notify the Prosecutor of its intent to offer:
a) the defence of alibi; in which case the notification shall specify the place or places at which the accused claims to have been present at the time of the alleged crime and the names and addresses of witnesses and any other evidence upon which the accused intends to rely to establish the alibi;
b) any special defence, including that of diminished or lack of mental responsibility; in which case the notification shall specify the names and addresses of witnesses and any other evidence upon which the accused intends to rely to establish the special defence.
(B) Failure of the defence to provide notice under this Rule shall not limit the right of the accused to rely on the above defences.
(C) If the defence makes a request pursuant to Rule 66(B), the Prosecutor shall be entitled to inspect any books, documents, photographs and tangible objects, which are within the custody or control of the defence and which it intends to use as evidence at the trial.
(D) If either party discovers additional evidence or material which should have been produced earlier pursuant to the Rules, that party shall promptly notify the other party and the Trial Chamber of the existence of the additional evidence or material.
Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence
The Prosecutor shall, as soon as practicable, disclose to the defence the existence of evidence known to the Prosecutor which in any way tends to suggest the innocence or mitigate the guilt of the accused or may affect the credibility of prosecution evidence.
Protection of Victims and Witnesses
(A) In exceptional circumstances, the Prosecutor may apply to a Trial Chamber to order the non-disclosure of the identity of a victim or witness who may be in danger or at risk until such person is brought under the protection of the Tribunal.
(B) In the determination of protective measures for victims and witnesses, the Trial Chamber may consult the Victims and Witnesses Unit.
(C) Subject to Rule 75, the identity of the victim or witness shall be disclosed in sufficient time prior to the trial to allow adequate time for preparation of the defence.
Matters not Subject to Disclosure
(A) Notwithstanding the provisions of Rules 66 and 67, reports, memoranda, or other internal documents prepared by a party, its assistants or representatives in connection with the investigation or preparation of the case. are not subject to disclosure or notification under those Rules.
(B) If the Prosecutor is in possession of information which has been provided to him on a confidential basis and which has been used solely for the purpose of generating new evidence, that initial information and its origin shall not be disclosed by the Prosecutor without the consent of the person or entity providing the initial information and shall in any event not be given in evidence without prior disclosure to the accused.
Section 4: Depositions
(A) At the request of either party, a Trial Chamber may, in exceptional circum-stances and in the interests of justice, order that a deposition be taken for use at trial, and appoint, for that purpose, a Presiding Officer.
(B) The motion for the taking of a deposition shall be in writing and shall indicate the name and whereabouts of the person whose deposition is sought, the date and place at which the deposition is to be taken, a statement of the matters on which the person is to be examined, and of the exceptional circumstances justifying the taking of the deposition.
(C) If the motion is granted, the party at whose request the deposition is to be taken shall give reasonable notice to the other party, who shall have the right to attend the taking of the deposition and cross-examine the person whose deposition is being taken.
(D) Deposition evidence may also be given by means of a video-conference.
(E) The Presiding Officer shall ensure that the deposition is taken in accordance with the Rules and that a record is made of the deposition, including cross-examination and objections raised by either party for decision by the Trial Chamber. He shall transmit the record to the Trial Chamber.
Section 5: Preliminary Motions
(A) After the initial appearance of the accused, either party may move before a Trial Chamber for appropriate relief or ruling. Such motions may be written or oral, at the discretion of the Trial Chamber.
(B) The Trial Chamber shall dispose of preliminary motions in limine litis and without interlocutory appeal, save in the case of dismissal of an objection based on lack of jurisdiction.
Preliminary Motions by Accused
A) Preliminary motions by the accused shall include:
(i) objections based on lack of jurisdiction;
(ii) objections based on defects in the form of the indictment;
(iii) applications for the exclusion of evidence obtained from the accused or having belonged to him;
(iv) applications for severance of crimes joined in one indictment under Rule 49, or for separate trials under Rule 82(B);
(v) objections based on the denial of request for assignment of counsel.
(B) Any of the motions by the accused referred to in Sub-rule (A) shall be brought within sixty days after his initial appearance, and in any case before the hearing on the merits.
(C) Failure to apply within the time-limit prescribed shall constitute a waiver of the right. Upon a showing of good cause, he Trial Chamber may grant relief from the waiver.
PART SIX: PROCEEDINGS BEFORE Trial CHAMBERS
Section 1: General Provisions
A Chamber may, if it considers it desirable for the proper determination of the case, invite or grant leave to a State, organisation or person to appear before it and make submissions on any issue specified by the Chamber.
Measures for the Protection of Victims and Witnesses
(A) A Judge or a Chamber may, proprio motu or at the request of either party, or of the victim or witness concerned, or of the Victims and Witnesses Unit, order appropriate measures for the privacy and protection of victims and witnesses, provided that The measures are consistent with the rights of the accused.
(B) A Chamber may hold an in camera proceeding to determine whether to order:
(i) measures to prevent disclosure to the public or the media of the identity or whereabouts of a victim or a witness, or of persons related to or associated with him by such means as:
a) expunging names and identifying information from the Chamber's public records;
b) non-disclosure to the public of any records identifying the victim;
c) giving of testimony through image- or voice- altering devices or closed circuit television; and
d) assignment of a pseudonym;
(ii) closed sessions, in accordance with Rule 79;
(iii) appropriate measures to facilitate the testimony of vulnerable victims and witnesses, such as one-way closed circuit television.
(C) A Chamber shall, whenever necessary, control the manner of questioning to avoid any harassment or intimidation.
Solemn Declaration by Interpreters and Translators
Before performing any duties, an interpreter or a translator shall solemnly declare to do so faithfully, independently, impartially and with full respect for the duty of confidentiality .
Contempt of the Tribunal
(A) Subject to the provisions of Rule 90(E), a witness who refuses or fails contumaciously to answer a question relevant to the issue before a Chamber may be found in contempt of the Tribunal.
The Chamber may impose a fine not exceeding USD 10,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months.
(B) The Chamber may, however, relieve the witness of the duty to answer, for reasons which it deems appropriate.
(C) Any person who attempts to interfere with or intimidate a witness may be found guilty of contempt and sentenced in accordance with Sub-rule (A).
(D) Any judgement rendered under this Rule shall be subject to appeal.
(E) Payment of a fine shall be made to the Registrar to be held in a separate account.
All proceedings before a Trial Chamber, other than deliberations of the Chamber, shall be held in public, unless otherwise provided.
(A) The Trial Chamber may order that the press and the public be excluded from all or part of the proceedings for reasons of:
(i) public order or morality;
(ii) safety, security or non-disclosure of the identity of a victim or witness as provided in Rule 75; or
(iii) the protection of the interests of justice
(B) The Trial Chamber shall make public the reasons for its order.
Control of Proceedings
(A) The Trial Chamber may exclude a person from the courtroom in order to protect the right of the accused to a fair and public trial. or to maintain the dignity and decorum of the proceedings.
(B) The Trial Chamber may order the removal of an accused from the courtroom and continue the proceedings in his absence if he has persisted in disruptive conduct following a warning that he may be removed.
Records of Proceedings and Evidence
(A) The Registrar shall cause to be made and preserve a full and accurate record of all proceedings, including audio recordings, transcripts and, when deemed necessary by the Trial Chamber, video recordings.
(B) The Trial Chamber may order the disclosure of all or part of the record of closed proceedings when the reasons for ordering its non-disclosure no longer exist.
(C) The Registrar shall retain and preserve all physical evidence offered during the proceedings.
(D) Photography, video-recording or audio-recording of the trial, otherwise than by the Registry, maybe authorised at the discretion of the Trial Chamber.
Section 2: Case Presentation
Joint and Separate Trials
(A) In joint trials, each accused shall be accorded the same rights as if he were being tried separately.
(B) The Trial Chamber may order that persons accused jointly under Rule 48 be tried separately if it considers it necessary in order to avoid a conflict of interests that might cause serious prejudice to an accused, or to protect the interests of Justice.
Instruments of Restraint
Instruments of restraint, such as handcuffs, shall not be used except as a precaution against escape during transfer or for security reasons, and shall be removed when the accused appears before a Chamber.
Before presentation of evidence by the Prosecutor, each party may make an opening statement. The defence may however elect to make its statement after the Prosecutor has concluded his presentation of evidence and before the presentation of evidence for the defence.
Presentation of Evidence
(A) Each party is entitled to call witnesses and present evidence. Unless other-wise directed by the Trial Chamber in the interests of justice, evidence at the trial shall be presented in the following sequence:
(i) evidence for the prosecution;
(ii) evidence for the defence;
(iii) prosecution evidence in rebuttal; (iv) defence evidence in rejoinder;
(v) evidence ordered by the Trial Chamber pursuant to Rule 98.
(B) Examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination shall be al-lowed in each case. It shall be for the party calling a witness to examine him in chief, but a Judge may at any stage put any question to the witness.
(C) The accused may, if he so desires, appear as a witness in his was defence.
After the presentation of all the evidence, the Prosecutor may present an initial argument, to which the defence may reply. The Prosecutor may, if he wishes, present a rebuttal argument, to which the defence may present a rejoinder.
(A) When both parties have completed their presentation of the case, the Presiding Judge shall declare the hearing closed, and the Trial Chamber shall deliberate in private. A finding of guilt may be reached only when a majority of the Trial Chamber is satisfied that guilt has been proved beyond reasonable doubt.
(B) The Trial Chamber shall vote separately on each charge contained in the indictment. If two or more accused are tried together under Rule 48, separate findings shall be made as to each accused.
(A) The judgement shall be pronounced in public, on a date of which notice shall have been given to the parties and counsel and at which they shall be entitled to be present.
(B) If the Trial Chamber finds the accused guilty of a crime and concludes from the evidence that unlawful taking of property by the accused was associated with it, it shall make a specific finding to that effect in its judgement. The Trial Chamber may order restitution as provided in Rule 105.
(C) The judgement shall be rendered by a majority of the Judges. It shall be accompanied or followed as soon as possible by a reasoned opinion in writing, to which separate or dissenting opinions may be appended.
(A) The rules of evidence set forth in this Section shall govern the proceedings before the Chambers. The Chambers shall not be bound by national rules of evidence.
(B) In cases not otherwise provided for in this Section, a Chamber shall apply rules of evidence which will best favour a fair determination of the matter before it and are consonant with the spirit of the Statute and the general principles of law.
(C) A Chamber may admit any relevant evidence which it deems to have probative value.
(D) A Chamber may request verification of the authenticity of evidence obtained out of court.
Testimony of Witnesses
(A) Witnesses shall, in principle, be heard directly by the Chambers unless a Chamber has ordered that the witness be heard by means of a deposition as provided for in Rule 71.
(B) Every witness shall, before giving evidence, make the following solemn declaration: "I solemnly declare that I will speak the truth. the whole truth and nothing but the truth".
(C) A child who, in the opinion of the Chamber, does not understand the nature of a solemn declaration, may be permitted to testify without that formality, if the Chamber is of the opinion that he is sufficiently mature to be able to report the facts of which he had knowledge and that he understands the duty to tell the truth. A judgement, however, cannot be based on the testimony of one such witness alone.
(D) A witness, other than an expert, who has not yet testified shall not be present when the testimony of another witness is given. However, a witness who has heard the testimony of another witness shall not for that reason alone be disqualified from testifying.
(E) A witness may object to making any statement which might tend to incriminate him. The Chamber may, however, compel the witness to answer the question. Testimony compelled in this way shall not be used as evidence in a subsequent prosecution against the witness for any offence other than perjury.
False Testimony under Solemn Declaration
(A) A Chamber, on its own initiative or at the request of a party, may warn a witness of the duty to tell the truth and the consequences that may result from a failure to do so.
(B) If a Chamber has strong grounds for believing that a witness has knowingly and wilfully given false testimony, it may direct the Prosecutor to investigate the matter with a view to the preparation and submission of an indictment for false testimony.
(C) The rules of procedure and evidence in Parts Four to Eight shall apply mutatis mutandis to proceedings under this Rule.
(D) No Judge who sat as a member of the Trial Chamber before which the witness appeared shall sit for the trial of the witness for false testimony.
(E) The maximum penalty for false testimony under solemn declaration shall a fine of USD 10,000 or a term of imprisonment of twelve months, or both. The payment of any fine imposed shall be made to the Registrar to be held in the account referred to in Rule 77(E).
A confession by the accused given during questioning by the Prosecutor she provided the requirements of Rule 63 were strictly complied with, be presumed have been free and voluntary unless the contrary is proved.
Evidence of Consistent Pattern of Conduct
(A) Evidence of a consistent pattern of conduct relevant to serious violations international humanitarian law under the Statute may be admissible in the intests of justice.
(B) Acts tending to show such a pattern of conduct shall be disclosed by Prosecutor to the defence pursuant to Rule 66.
A Trial Chamber shall not require proof of facts of common knowledge but shall take judicial notice thereof.
Exclusion of Evidence on the Grounds of the Means by which it was Obtained
No evidence shall be admissible if obtained by methods which cast substantial doubt on its reliability or if its admission is antithetical to, and would seriously damage, the integrity of the proceedings.
Evidence in Cases of Sexual Assault
In cases of sexual assault:
(i) Notwithstanding Rule 90(C), no corroboration of the victim's testimony) shall be required;
(ii) consent shall not be allowed as a defence if the victim a) has been subjected to or threatened with or has had reason to fear violence, duress, detention or psychological oppression, or b) reasonably believed that if the victim did not submit, another might be so subjected, threatened or put in fear;
(iii) before evidence of the victim's consent is admitted, the accused shall satisfy the Trial Chamber in camera that the evidence is relevant and credible;
(iv) prior sexual conduct of the victim shall not be admitted in evidence.
All communications between lawyer and client shall be regarded as privileged, and consequently not subject to disclosure at trial, unless:
(i) the client consents to such disclosure; or
(ii) the client has voluntarily disclosed the content of the communication to a third party, and that third party then gives evidence of that disclosure.
Power of Chambers to Order Production of Additional Evidence
A Trial Chamber may order either party to produce additional evidence. It may itself summon witnesses and order their attendance.
Section 4: Sentencing Procedure
Status of the Acquitted Person
(A) In case of acquittal, the accused shall be released immediately.
(B) If, at the time the judgement is pronounced, the Prosecutor advises the Trial Chamber in open court of his intention to file notice of appeal pursuant to Rule 108, the Trial Chamber may, at the request of the Prosecutor, issue a warrant for the arrest of the accused to take effect immediately.
If a Trial Chamber finds the accused guilty of a crime, the Prosecutor and the defence may submit any relevant information that may assist the Trial Chamber in determining an appropriate sentence.
(A) A convicted person may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term up to and including the remainder of his life.
(B) In determining the sentence, the Trial Chamber shall take into account the factors mentioned in Article 23(2) of the Statute, as well as such factors as:
(i) any aggravating circumstances;
(ii) any mitigating circumstances including the substantial co-operation with the Prosecutor by the convicted person before or after conviction;
(iii) the general practice regarding prison sentences in the courts of Rwanda;
(iv) the extent to which any penalty imposed by a court of any State on the convicted person for the same act has already been served, as referred to in Article 9(3) of the Statute.
(C) The Trial Chamber shall indicate whether multiple sentences shall be served consecutively or concurrently.
(D) The sentence shall be pronounced in public and in the presence of the convicted person, subject to Rule 1 02(B).
(E) Credit shall be given to the convicted person for the period, if any, during which the convicted person was detained in custody pending his surrender to the Tribunal or pending trial or appeal.
Status of the Convicted Person
(A) The sentence shall begin to run from the day it is pronounced under Rule 101(D). However, as soon as notice of appeal is given, the enforcement of the judgement shall thereupon be stayed until the decision on the appeal has been delivered, the convicted person meanwhile remaining in detention, as provided in Rule 64.
(B) If, by a previous decision of the Trial Chamber, the convicted person has been released, or is for any other reason at liberty, and he is not present when the judgement is pronounced, the Trial Chamber shall issue a warrant for his arrest. On arrest, he shall be notified of the conviction and sentence, and the procedure provided in Rule 103 shall be followed.
Place of Imprisonment
(A) Imprisonment shall be served in Rwanda or any State designated by the Tribunal from a list of States which have indicated their willingness to accept convicted persons. Prior to a decision on the place of imprisonment, the Chamber shall notify the Government of Rwanda.
(B) Transfer of the convicted person to that State shall be effected as soon as possible after the time-limit for appeal has elapsed.
Supervision of Imprisonment
All sentences of imprisonment shall be supervised by the Tribunal or a body designated by it.
Restitution of Property
(A) After a judgement of conviction containing a specific finding as provided in Rule 88(B), the Trial Chamber shall, at the request of the Prosecutor, or may, at its own initiative, hold a special hearing to determine the matter of the restitution of the property or the proceeds thereof, and may in the meantime order such provisional measures for the preservation and protection of the property or proceeds as it considers appropriate.
(B) The determination may extend to such property or its proceeds, even in the hands of third parties not otherwise connected with the crime of which the convicted person has been found guilty.
(C) Such third parties shall be summoned before the Trial Chamber and be given an opportunity to justify their claim to the property or its proceeds.
(D) Should the Trial Chamber be able to determine the rightful owner on the balance of probabilities, it shall order the restitution either of the property or the proceeds or make such other order as it may deem appropriate.
(E) Should the Trial Chamber not be able to determine ownership, it shall notify the competent national authorities and request them so to determine.
(F) Upon notice from the national authorities that an affirmative determination has been made, the Trial Chamber shall order the restitution either of the property or the proceeds or make such other order as it may deem appropriate.
(G) The Registrar shall transmit to the competent national authorities any summonses, orders and requests issued by a Trial Chamber pursuant to Subrules (C), (D), (E) and (F).
Compensation to Victims
(A) The Registrar shall transmit to the competent authorities of the States concerned the judgement finding the accused guilty of a crime which has caused injury to a victim.
(B) Pursuant to the relevant national legislation, a victim or persons claiming through him may bring an action in a national court or other competent body to obtain compensation.
(C) For the purposes of a claim made under Sub-rule (B) the judgement of the Tribunal shall be final and binding as to the criminal responsibility of the convicted person for such injury.
PART SEVEN: APPELLATE PROCEEDINGS
The rules of procedure and evidence that govern proceedings in the Trial Chambers shall apply mutatis mutandis to proceedings in the Appeals Chamber.
Notice of Appeal
(A) Subject to Sub-rule (B), a party seeking to appeal a judgement or sentence shall, not more than thirty days from the date on which the judgement or sentence was pronounced, file with the Registrar and serve upon the other parties a written notice of appeal, setting forth the grounds.
(B) Such delay shall be fixed at fifteen days m case of an appeal from a judgement dismissing an objection based on lack of jurisdiction or a decision rendered under Rule 77 or Rule 91.
Record on Appeal
(A) The record on appeal shall consist of the pans of the trial record, as certified by the Registrar, designated by the parties.
(B) The parties, within thirty days of the certification of the trial record by the Registrar, may by agreement designate the pans of that record which, in their opinion, are necessary for the decision on the appeal.
(C) Should the parties fail so to agree within that time, the Appellant and the Respondent shall each designate to the Registrar, within sixty days of the certification, the pans of the trial record which he considers necessary for the decision on the appeal.
(D) The Appeals Chamber shall remain free to call for the whole of the trial record.
Rule 110Copies of Record
An Appellant's brief of argument and authorities shall be served on the other party and filed with the Registrar within ninety days of the certification of the record.
A Respondent's brief of argument and authorities shall be served on the other party and filed with the Registrar within thirty days of the filing of the Appellant's brief.
Brief in Reply
An Appellant may file a brief in reply within fifteen days after the filing of the Respondent's brief.
Date of Hearing
After the expiration of the time-limits for filing the briefs provided for in Rules 111, 112 and 113, the Appeals Chamber shall set the date for the hearing and the Registrar shall notify the parties.
(A) A party may apply by motion to present before the Appeals Chamber additional evidence which was not available to it at the trial. Such motion must be served on the other party and filed with the Registrar not less than fifteen days before the date of the hearing.
(B) The Appeals Chamber shall authorise the presentation of such evidence if it considers that the interests of justice so require.
Extension of Time-Limits
The Appeals Chamber may grant a motion to extend a time-limit upon a showing of good cause.
Expedited Appeals Procedure
(A) An appeal under Rule 108(B) shall be heard expeditiously on the basis of the original record of the Trial Chamber and without the necessity of any written brief.
(B) All delays and other procedural requirements shall be fixed by an order of the President issued on an application by one of the parties, or proprio motu should no such application have been made within fifteen days after the filing of the notice of appeal.
(C) Rules 109 to 114 shall not apply to such appeals.
Judgement on Appeal
(A) The Appeals Chamber shall pronounce judgement on the basis of the record on appeal together with such additional evidence as has been presented to it.
(B) The judgement shall be rendered by a majority of the Judges. It shall be accompanied or followed as soon as possible by a reasoned opinion in writing, to which separate or dissenting opinions may be appended.
(C) In appropriate circumstances the Appeals Chamber may order that the accused be re-tried according to law.
(D) The judgement shall be pronounced in public, on a date of which notice shall have been given to the parties and counsel and at which they shall be entitled to be present.
Status of the Accused Following Judgement on Appeal
(A) A sentence pronounced by the Appeals Chamber shall be enforced immediately.
(B) Where the accused is not present when the judgement is due to e delivered, either as having been acquitted on all charges or as a result of an order issued pursuant to Rule 65, or for any other reason, the Appeals Chamber may deliver its judgement in the absence of the accused and shall, unless it pronounces his acquittal, order his arrest or surrender to the Tribunal.
PART EIGHT: REVIEW PROCEEDINGS
Request for Review
Where a new fact has been discovered which was not known to the moving party at the time of the proceedings before a Chamber, and could not have been discovered through the exercise of due diligence, the defence or, within one year after the final judgement has been pronounced, the Prosecutor, may make a motion to that Chamber, if it can be reconstituted or, failing that, to the appropriate Chamber of the Tribunal for review of the judgement.
If the Chamber decides that the new fact, if proved, could have been a decisive factor in reaching a decision, the Chamber shall review the judgement, and pronounce a further judgement after hearing the parties.
The judgement of a Trial Chamber on review may be appealed in accordance with the provisions of Pan Seven.
Return of Case to Trial Chamber
If the judgement to be reviewed is under appeal at the time the motion for review is filed, the Appeals Chamber may return the case to the Trial Chamber for disposition of the motion.
PART NINE: PARDON AND COMMUTATION OF SENTENCE
Notification by States
If, according to the law of a State in which a convicted person is imprisoned, he is eligible for pardon or commutation of sentence, the State shall, in accordance with Article 27 of the Statute, notify the Tribunal of such eligibility.
Determination by the President
The President shall, upon such notice, determine, in consultation with the Judges and after notification to the Government of Rwanda, whether pardon or commutation is appropriate.
General Standards for Granting Pardon or Commutation
In determining whether pardon or commutation is appropriate, the President shall take into account, inter alia, the gravity of the crime or crimes for which the prisoner was convicted, the treatment of similarly-situated prisoners, the prisoner's demonstration of rehabilitation. as well as any substantial cooperation of the prisoner with the Prosecutor.
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