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Rights of the Accused

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This chapter talks about Article 17 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the statute of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL). It discusses several cases and their trial chambers decisions. The first case, dated 29 October 2003, is of Prosecutor v. Norman, for the decision on the Request by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Sierra Leone to Conduct a Public Hearing with Samuel Hinga Norman. The chapter also talks about several other cases and their appeals chamber decisions. The first case, dated 8 December 2005, is of Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara, Kanu, for the decision on Brima-Kamara defence appeal motion against trial chamber II majority decision on extremely urgent confidential joint motion for the re-appointment of Kevin Metzger and Wilbert Harris as lead counsel for Alex Tamba Brima and Brima Bazzy Kamara.

Keywords: Brima; Kamara; Kanu; Norman; Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL); trial chamber decisions



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