Lawyers can skip ICC ruling
16 January 2012, 18:46
Nairobi - Capital News reports that defence lawyers for six Kenyans awaiting a verdict on their cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) are not required to travel to The Hague after all.
In her email to the defence teams, the Pre-Trial Chamber II presiding judge, Ekaterina Trendafilova said that their physical presence for the ruling is not necessary, since it will be posted on the ICC website.
Writing on behalf of the judge, Bitti Gilbert maintained the decision will be announced on or before January 23, which marks the end of 60-day period allowed under the Rome Statute, after defence teams made their written submissions following the conclusion of the confirmation of charges hearings in September.
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