Purpose of closing brief

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Appeal Judgement - 20.05.2005 SEMANZA Laurent

36. There is nothing in the Rules to suggest that different dates must be set for each party to file its closing brief.  […] [T]he purpose of a closing brief […] is not to respond to the other party’s closing brief, but to express its own position regarding the charges set out in indictment and the evidence led in the case. The practice generally followed at the ICTR and the ICTY is for both parties to file their closing brief at the same time.  […]

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ICTR Rule Rule 86(B) ICTY Rule Rule 86(B)