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ICTR: Peter Robinson Charged with Contempt

2010-06-08, Arusha, Tanzania. Peter Robinson, counsel for Joseph Nzirorera before the ICTR and Radovan Karadzic before the ICTY, was charged with contempt of court after he refused to examine a defence witness in protest of the arrest of a fellow lawyer, Professor Peter Erlinder, by the Rwandan authorities. Mr. Robinson brought a motion before the Registrar to [...]
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ICTR: Karemera: Two Witnesses to be Sent from Mali to Testify for the Defence

2010-04-07, Arusha, Tanzania. The Chamber granted Nzirorera’s request to transfer Ferdinand Nahimana and Hassan Ngeze from Mali where they serve their sentences pursuant to the Tribunal’s judgments. The Chamber denied the request to transfer Samuel Imanishimwe from Mali as he was not on the Witness List, and the defence did not request to include him [...]
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ICTR: Karemera: TC Reconsiders Admissibility of Statements, But Finds ‘No Good Cause’ for the Motion

2010-04-07, Arusha, Tanzania. The Trial Chamber III granted, in part, Nzirorera’s motion for reconsideration of the Chamber’s decisions on the admission of written statements, but denied Nzirorera’s defence counsel fees on the ground that there was no good cause for this Motion. Statement of Law. The Chamber has the inherent power to reconsider its decisions when: [...]
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ICTR: Karemera: Motion to Vary Nzirorera's Witness List Granted

2010-04-07, Arusha, Tanzania. The Trial Chamber III allowed Nzirorera to add Jean-Baptiste Ndalihoranye and Juvénal Rugambarara to his witness list. These two witnesses were dropped from Ngirumpatse’s witness list in January 2010. Statement of Law. A witness list can be varied where there is good cause and it is in the interest of justice to [...]
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ICTR: Karemera: Motion to Compel/Postpone the Testimony of Bizimunga Denied

2010-04-07, Arusha, Tanzania. The Trial Chamber III denied the motion filed by Joseph Nzirorera to postpone or compel the testimony of Casimir Bizimungu until the end of his trial before the ICTR. Mr. Bizimungu is a former President of the MRND in Ruhengeri préfecture and was Minister of Health in the Interim Government. Nzirorera claimed that Bizimungu [...]
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ICTR: Rutaganda Testifies in Nzirorera’s Defence

2010-04-13, Arusha, Tanzania. Georges Rutaganda, a former second vice-president of MRND, and the 32nd defence witness, testified today that Joseph Nzirorera, former Secretary General of MRND, was not associated with Interahamwe and did not participate in their creation. Rutaganda was convicted of genocide and serves his sentence in Benin. His testimony contradicted the testimony of the OTP witness Ahmed Haramyumukiza. [...]
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