Initiation of proceedings

Notion(s) Filing Case
Decision on Challenge by Croatia - 29.11.2002 BOBETKO Janko
(IT-02-62-AR54bis & IT-02-62-AR108bis)

10. [...] It is only after the indictment has been confirmed that the proceedings against the accused have commenced, and only then can an interlocutory order be made by a Chamber or a Judge. The Tribunal will not entertain submissions made by an accused person or by counsel who seek to speak on behalf of the accused prior to his appearance before the Tribunal[1]. [...]

[1] See, eg, Prosecutor v Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić, Decision Rejecting the Request Submitted by Mr Medvene and Mr Hanley III Defence Counsels for Radovan Karadžić, 5 July 1996.

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