Pursuant to Sub-rule 6(B) and paragraph 7 of the Practice Direction of 18 December 1998, an amendment to Rule 23 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence (new Sub-rule 23(D)) was adopted by unanimous written approval of all the Judges of the International Tribunal. The amendment entered into force on 25 February 1999.
(A) The Bureau shall be composed of the President, the Vice-President and the Presiding Judges of the Trial Chambers.
(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 the Judge considers ought to be discussed by the Bureau or submitted to a plenary meeting of the Tribunal.
(D) If any member of the Bureau is unable to carry out any of the functions of the Bureau, these shall be assumed by the senior available Judge determined in accordance with Rule 17.