Informed guilty plea

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Appeal Judgement - 19.10.2000 KAMBANDA Jean
(ICTR 97-23-A)

75. The Appeals Chamber agrees with the parties that the standard for determining whether a guilty plea is informed is that articulated by Judges McDonald and Vohrah in Erdemović such that the accused must understand the nature of a guilty plea and the consequences of pleading guilty in general, the nature of the charges against him, and the distinction between any alternative charges and the consequences of pleading guilty to one rather than the other.[1]

[1] “Judgement, Joint Separate Opinion of Judge McDonald and Judge Vohrah”, Erdemović, paras. 14-19.

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