Independence

Notion(s) Filing Case
Appeal Judgement - 28.11.2007 NAHIMANA et al. (Media case)
(ICTR-99-52-A)

40. The Appeals Chamber notes that the Prosecutor’s duty to act independently is distinct from that of the Judges, given the particular role played by the Prosecutor within the Tribunal. The Prosecutor is effectively a party to the proceedings like the accused.[1] The duty of the Prosecutor to act independently is laid down in Article 15(2) of the Statute […].

[1] See Rule 2 of the Rules, which defines the term “Party” to mean the Prosecutor or the Accused. 

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