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Special Tribunal for Lebanon-RULES OF PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE (as of 25 November 2010)

| 24/12/2010 | RULES OF PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE

RULES OF PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE

(as of 25 November 2010)

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

by the Tribunal’s President

I. INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS:

1- The Rules of Procedure and Evidence (RPE or Rules) must be based on and consistent with the Statute of the Tribunal. Article 28 (2) of the Statute mandates the Judges to adopt the RPE and, in doing so, to be guided by the Lebanese Code of Criminal Procedure (LCCP) and other “reference materials” reflecting the highest standards of international criminal procedure. The notion of “other reference materials” clearly refers to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of other international criminal tribunals and courts such as the ICC, the ICTY and the ICTR, and of mixed tribunals such as the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Timor Leste Special Panels and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Hence, when drafting the Rules, the Judges took into account the RPE of those tribunals and courts and the LCCP. They also carefully considered the emerging procedural practice of these other courts and tribunals, and the lessons learned from their experience in conducting international criminal proceedings.

Source: Special Tribunal for Lebanon

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