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RULES OF PROCEDURE
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Rule 1: Definitions
Statute: The Statute of the Tribunal adopted by the Security Council Resolution 955 of 8 November 1994.
Tribunal: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda andRwanda citizens responsible for Genocide and other such violations committed in the territory of neighbouring States, between 1 January 1994 and 31 of December 1994, established by Security Council resolution 955 of 8 November 1994.
Accused: A person against whom one or more counts in an indictment have been confirmed.
Arrest: The act of apprehending and taking a suspect or an accused into custodyto a warrant of arrest.
Bureau: A body composed of the President, the Vice-president and the Presiding Judges of the Trial Chambers.
Investigation: All activities undertaken by the Prosecutor under the Statute for the collection of information and evidence, whether before or after confirmation of indictment.
Party: The prosecutor or the accused.
Prosecutor: The prosecutor designated in thearticle 15 of the Statute.
Suspect: A person concerning whom the Prosecutor possesses reliable information which tends to show that he may have committed a crime over which the Tribunal has jurisdiction.
Victim: a person against whom a crime over which the Tribunal has jurisdiction has allegedly been committed.

Rule 2: Language
The working language of the Tribunal shall be English.
Rule 3:Non bis in Idem
When the President receives reliable information to show that the criminal proceedings have been instituted against a person before a court of any State for acts constituting serious violations of international humanitarian law under the Statute for which that person has already been tried by the Tribunal, the permanent judge, following mutatis mutandis shall request that thecourt permanently discontinue the proceedings.
Rule 4: The Prosecutor
(a) The Prosecutor shall perform all the functions provided by the Statute in accordance with the rules, consistent with the Statute and the Rules, as may be framed by him. Any alleged inconsistency in the Regulations shall be brought to the attention of the Bureau to whose opinion the Prosecutor shall defer.
Rule 5: Motions(a) Either party may move before a Trial Chamber for appropriate ruling or relief after the initial appearance of the accused. The Trial Chamber, may rule on such motions based solely on the briefs of the parties, unless it is decided to hear the motion in open Court.
(b) Decisions rendered on such motions are without interlocutory appeal.
(c) The Trial Chamber may impose sanctionsagainst the Counsel if Counsel brings a motion, including preliminary motion, that, in the opinion of the Chamber, is frivolous or is an abuse of process.
Rule 6: Amicus Curia
The Trial Chamber may, if it considers it desirable for the proper determination of the case, invite or grant leave to any State, organization or person to appear before it and make submissions on any issue specified by theChamber.
Rule 7: Solemn Declaration
Before performing any duties, an interpreter or translator shall solemnly declare to do so faithfully, independently and impartially.

Rule 8: Contempt of the Tribunal
The Tribunal in the exercise of its inherent power may impose sanctions those who knowingly and willfully interfere with its administration of justice including any person who:
(a)Being a witness refuses or fails to answer a question.
(b) Discloses information relating to those proceedings in knowing violation of an order of the Trial.
(c) Threatens, intimidates, causes injury or offers a bribe to, or otherwise interferes with, a witness who is giving, has given, or is about to give evidence in proceeding before the Trial.
Rule 9: Joint and Separate Trials
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