IT/226

"Amendment to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence"

14 April 2004

 

By decision of the Judges at an Extraordinary plenary session of the International Tribunal held on 6 April 2004, the following Rule of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Tribunal (“Rules”) is amended:

Rule 28 (A) English and French

The amendments have been highlighted in the text of this document.

Pursuant to Rule 6 (D), these amendments shall enter into force seven days after the date of issue of this official document, i.e., on 14 April 2004. Document IT/32/Rev. 30, incorporating these amendments, will be issued in both languages as soon as possible.

The full text of the amended Rule is set out in the Annex to this document.

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Carmel Agius
Judge

Chair of the Rules Committee

Dated this seventh day of April 2004
At The Hague
The Netherlands


ANNEX

Rule 28
Reviewing and Duty Judges

(A) On receipt of an indictment for review from the Prosecutor, the Registrar shall consult with the President who shall designate one of the permanent Trial Chamber Judges for the review. The President shall refer the matter to the Bureau which shall determine whether the indictment, prima facie, concentrates on one or more of the most senior leaders suspected of being most responsible for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal. If the Bureau determines that the indictment meets this standard, the President shall designate one of the permanent Trial Chamber Judges for the review under Rule 47. If the Bureau determines that the indictment does not meet this standard, the President shall return the indictment to the Registrar to communicate this finding to the Prosecutor.