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ICC: OTP Staff Defends Intermediaries and Praises Ocampo

2010-03-16, The Hague, The Netherlands. Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen in her interview to the Lubanga Trial Website explained that intermediaries do not conduct investigations on behalf of the OTP but only solicit witnesses and they are reimbursed for their expenses but nothing else. She completely rejected the defense’s claims that the OTP violates its disclosure obligations, saying that disclosure of “exonerating evidence” to the defence is an absolutely new concept in international justice and that “Ocampo an experienced … a very accurate and fair prosecutor. Ms. Hellen also stated that both intermediaries’ misconduct allegations and those related to late, incomplete disclosure and the abuse of process constitute the defence’s last chance because they don’t have any other arguments.

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2010/03/18 at 10:06

ICC: Bemba: The Trial Postponed

2010-03-08, The Hague, The Netherlands. The start of the trial is adjourned from April 27 to July 5, 2010 to allow the Trial Chamber to deal with the defence’s challenge to the jurisdiction of the Court on the grounds of complimentarity, lack of gravity and abuse of process.

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2010/03/10 at 20:45