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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 #101

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #101

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 22 June 2007 This week, Trial Chamber One concluded its voir dire inquiry into the post-arrest custodial interrogation of first accused, Issa Sesay. Defense called three witnesses and the Chamber heard brief closing submissions from each party. On Friday morning, the Bench [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #100

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #100

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 15 June 2007 The Investigations Section of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) came into serious disrepute this week  during a special voir dire hearing to determine the admissibility of post-arrest statements made in 2003 by  first accused, Issa Sesay. The four [...]

 
Special Court Monitoring Program Update #99

Special Court Monitoring Program Update #99

Trial Chamber I – RUF Trial Week Ending 7 June 2007 Trial Chamber I spent this week hearing detailed oral arguments on the admissibility of prior statements made by the first accused, Issa Sesay. The statements in controversy were taken by OTP Investigators during ten days of custodial interviews in [...]

 
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 #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 [...]

 
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