The Trial Chamber previously ruled that any observations Sureta Chana wished to present about future representation of the victims had to be made as through the channel of amicus curiae. The former common legal representative subsequently made a request to appear as amicus in the Ruto/Sang case.
The Prosecutor in the Ruto/Sang case made a second application to delay disclosure of several items of evidence to the defence, citing worries about the protection of witnesses and the need to complete redactions. In the meantime, it has disclosed a further 25 items of evidence to the Ruto/Sang defence.
The Prosecutor in the Ruto/Sang case has put forward the name of Dr. Elizabeth Kaiser as a PTSD expert. More information about her qualifications is available here, althoughher full CV is still confidential. Her public Linkedin profile is available here.
The last year, the Ruto/Sang defence applied to have the Prosecutor compelled to state whether she intended to rely on the same witnesses as at the confirmation hearings. Now the court has ruled on that application. I won’t keep you in suspense. The application was rejected. The court was quite clear that while it expects the Prosecutor to stick the deadlines in the schedule for disclosure, the judges do not require ‘pre-deadline disclosure’.
The trial chamber also rejected an application from Sureta Chana, the former common legal representative, to present the views of victims on their legal representation at the trial stage.
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The Trial Chamber instead suggested that she file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief.
The Prosecutor has filed a response to an earlier filing by the Ruto/Sang defence objecting to some of the contents of the Modified Charges section of the Document containing charges. The prosecutor urges the court to dismiss the defence filing.