Filing of an appeal from a decision on a request for revocation of referral
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6. The Appeals Chamber observes that the Rules are silent on the procedure for filing appeals from decisions on requests for revocation of referral. However, it has held that such appeals should follow the same procedure as provided for in cases involving appeals from decisions on referral as set out in Rule 14(E) of the Rules. In relevant part, Rule 14(E) of the Rules provides that the “[n]otice of appeal shall be filed within fifteen days of the decision”. This Rule is mirrored in paragraph 21 of the Practice Direction on Appeals, which provides that “[a] party wishing to appeal from a decision of […] a Trial Chamber pursuant to Rule 14 […] of the Rules shall file a notice of appeal within 15 days of the decision”.
 The Appeals Chamber has held that a decision on whether or not to revoke the referral of a case is subject to appellate review. See Stanković Decision of 21 May 2014 [Prosecutor v. Radovan Stanković, Case No. MICT-13-51, Decision on Stanković’s Appeal against Decision Denying Revocation of Referral and on the Prosecution’s Request for Extension of Time to Respond, 21 May 2014], para. 9. Consequently, the Appeals Chamber finds that an appeal lies as of right from the Impugned Decision, which dismissed Uwinkindi’s request to revoke the order referring his case to Rwanda.
 Stanković Decision of 21 May 2014, para. 9.
 Practice Direction on Requirements and Procedures for Appeals, MICT/10, 6 August 2013 (“Practice Direction on Appeals”). See also Practice Direction on Appeals, paras. 22-24.
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