Unequivocal guilty plea

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

84. The Appeals Chamber notes that, as articulated by Judges McDonald and Vohrah in the Erdemović case, “[w]hether a plea of guilty is equivocal must depend on a consideration, in limine, of the question whether the plea was accompanied or qualified by words describing facts which establish a defence in law.”[1] This Appeals Chamber agrees with this statement.

[1] Erdemović, “Judgement, Joint Separate Opinion of Judge McDonald and Judge Vohrah”, para. 31.

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