Obligations of the Registry

Notion(s) Filing Case
Decision on Motions - 26.09.2000 BLAŠKIĆ Tihomir

52. […] The functions of the Registry are defined in Rule 33 of the Rules. However, the Tribunal is bound, above all, by its Statute. Article 21 (2) of the Statute provides for the right of an accused (who may become an appellant subsequently) to a fair and public hearing, subject to protective measures in respect of victims and witnesses. Article 21(4) (b) guarantees the accused the right to have adequate time and facilities to prepare his defence. It follows that there is a duty on the part of the Registry to make available to the public and in particular, the accused or appellant, Tribunal materials, subject to appropriate protective measures indicated by Chambers, to facilitate the preparation of defence or appeal. It also follows that the Registrar through the Registry is required to assist counsel who seek access to testimony given in open session.

See also paras 53-54. 

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