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Special Court Monitoring Program Update #104

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #104

RUF Trial Report: Augustine Gbao Defense Case-In-Chief 2 – 24 June 2008 This report offers a thematic overview and analysis of the evidentiary, legal, procedural, and court management issues that arose during the final session of the Revolutionary United Front (“RUF”) trial,during which the Defense for third accused Augustine Gbao [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #102

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #102

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 29 June 2007 Early this week, the Prosecution concluded its cross examination of the first accused, Issa Sesay. After Mr. Sesay stepped down, the Defense called its next two witnesses, both civilian women from Kailahun district testifying under protective measures. They were [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #98

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #98

  Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial 29 May – 1 June 2007 First accused, Issa Sesay, concluded direct examination early in the week. Prior to cross  examination, Mr. Sesay’s Counsel, Wayne Jordash attempted to bring a motion to  suppress certain anticipated Prosecution evidence. The Trial Chamber spent a great [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #84a

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #84a

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 21 July 2006 The bench read its considered statement on the Defence submissions regarding the comments made by the Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, during his visit to the SCSL on 3 July 2006, at the beginning of proceedings on July 20th. On [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #83

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #83

Trial Chamber II – AFRC Trial Week Ending 21 July 2006 This week saw the continuation of the Defence case with 12 crime-base witnesses testifying. The witnesses all testified as common witnesses and the Prosecution conducted little cross-examination, allowing the proceedings to progress at a steady pace. However, the Defence still appears to [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #83a

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #83a

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 14 July 2006 The 4th week of the current RUF trial session saw the closed session testimony of both an insider witness as well as an expert witness for the Prosecution, who is set to close their case by the end of this session. The [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #82a

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #82a

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 7 July 2006 This week’s proceedings saw the closed session testimony of two protected witnesses for the Prosecution. Various concerns regarding the protection system offered to witnesses by the Court was thrown into question after Witness TF1-334 expressed fear that his identity would be [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #81a

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #81a

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 30 June 2006 The second week of the eighth RUF trial session saw the testimony of two important witnesses, one being a UN military observer who was held hostage by the RUF during the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) process in 2000 and the [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #80a

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #80a

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 23 June 2006 The eighth session of the RUF accused trial began this week with a Status Conference on 19 June 2006. The trial session is scheduled to continue until 3 August 2006, inclusive. The health of the first accused, Issa Sesay, figured prominently [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #75

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #75

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 31 March 2006 This week’s proceedings touched on several important legal and procedural issues, particularly concerning representation for the third accused. The matter of representation was not seen in isolation: the issue invoked a debate in front of the Trial Chamber regarding the legal [...]

 
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