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Vagueness of Indictment: Rules to Safeguard the Rights of the Accused

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The specificity requirement pertains to the rights of an Accused on the one hand, but also to an obligation on the part of the Prosecutor on the other hand. This chapter examines the specificity requirement, as it is dealt with in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). It discusses the relation between the right to be informed and the other rights of the Accused. The chapter shows how important the application of the specificity requirement is. The guidelines set forth in the Kupreškić and the Ntakirutimana Appeals Judgements form a practical structure, which can be applied easily in cases before the Tribunals. National jurisdictions benefits from the development of the guidelines regarding the specificity requirement, since fair trial obligations are an established part of criminal proceedings in most countries, especially those that are a party to the international human rights treaties.

Keywords: International Crimincal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); Kupreškic Appeal Judgement; national judiciaries; Ntakirutimana Appeal Judgement



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