Right of cross-examination

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Decision on Interlocutory Appeal - 04.07.2006 PRLIĆ et al.

Decision, pp. 2-3:

Article 21(4) of the Statute of the Tribunal provides the right to cross-examine a witness, which is recognised as a basic element under international human rights law.[1] Additionally, the Trial Chamber has control over the examination of witnesses in the Tribunal under Rule 90(F) of the Rules. The precedent of the Tribunal has given the Trial Chamber “considerable discretion” in guiding this right of the Defence.[2]

[1] Article 14(3)(e) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; article 6(3)(d) European Convention on Human Rights; article 8(2)(f) American  Convention  on  Human  Rights;  see  also  e.g.  Human Rights  Committee  General Comment No. 13 of  1984,  para.  12; Peart  and  Peart  v.  Jamaica, Human  Rights  Committee,  Communication  No. 482/199 1, UN Doc. CCPR/C/54/D/482/1991, 24 July 1995, paras. 1 1.4-11.5; Saidi v. France,  European  Court  of  Human Rights, Application No. 1933/1992, Judgement,  23  August  1993,  paras.  43-44;  van  Mechelen  v.  The  Netherlands, European Court of Human Rights, Application No. 55/1996, Judgement, 18  March  1997,  para.  51;  Krasniki  v.  The Czech Republic, European Court of Human Rights, Application No. 51277/99, Judgement,  28  February  2006,  para.  75;  Kostovski v. The Netherlands, European Court of Human  Rights,  Application  No.  1145/85, Judgement, 20  November 1989,  para.  41; P.S.  v.  Germany,  European  Court  of  Human  Rights,  Application  No.   33900/96,  Judgement,  20 December 200 1, para. 2 1. [2] Decision, p. 2, see also Milosević v. Prosecutor, Case No.  IT-02-54-AR73.7,  Decision  on  Interlocutory  Appeal  of   the Trial Chamber's Decision  on  the  Assignment  of  Defence  Counsel,  I  November  2004  ("Milosević  Decision  on the Assignment of Defence Counsel") para.  9; Prosecutor  v.  Zdravko  TolimirRadivoje  Miletić  &  Milan  Gvero,  Case  No.  IT-04-80-AR73. 1,  Decision on Radivoje  Miletićs  Interlocutory  Appeal  Against  the  Trial  Chamber's  Decision  on  Joinder  of accused, 27 January 2006 ("Decision on Radivoje Miletić's Interlocutory Appeal") para. 4.

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