ICTY Plenary Discusses Ways to Expedite Court Proceedings
ICTY PLENARY DISCUSSES WAYS TO EXPEDITE COURT PROCEEDINGS
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 31 May 2006
Judges of the Tribunal met in a plenary session 30 May 2006 in which they discussed methods to better organise trials, particularly at the pre-trial stage, in order to ensure more expeditious proceedings. The main outcome of the meeting is anticipated amendments to the Tribunal's Rules of Procedure and Evidence that are expected shortly.
A Judge, the Prosecutor or the Registrar can make proposals for an amendment to the Tribunal's Rules of Procedure and Evidence. During a plenary session, the permanent Judges discuss the proposal which is adopted only if agreed to by not less than ten of the Judges. A change, once accepted, enters into force seven days after the Tribunal issues an official document containing the
Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal's website at www.un.org/icty.