Reopening trial proceedings

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Decision on Additional Evidence - 21.07.2005 BLAGOJEVIĆ & JOKIĆ

11.     […] [T]he Appellant had ample time to file a motion requesting that the Trial Chamber reopen the proceedings to consider the evidence.[1] […]

[1] Although procedures for reopening trial proceedings are not specified under the Rules, the Trial Chamber might permit reopening in unusual cases where the demands of justice so require, relying on its general authority under Rule 89(B) of the Rules, which provides that 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.”

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