Subsequent to a Status Conference held late last month, the Trial Chamber issued a second decision on the conduct of proceedings clarifying matters regarding the Prosecutor’s time estimates. The current estimates are that the Prosecutor will take approximately 7 months to present her case. Other issues such as the questioning of witnesses are also canvassed in the decision.
The Trial Chamber also allowed the Prosecutor to add 2 new witnesses to her trial list. The catch is that these witnesses will not appear until the tail end of the Prosecution’s case. This, the Judges felt, will give the Defence adequate time to investigate and analyse the new witnesses’ accounts. The Court also asked the Prosecutor to disclose the identities of these fresh witnesses to the Defence by 9 September 2013