By Standard Digital Reporter
The International Criminal Court has spelled out conditions that Deputy President William Ruto must observe after the Chamber conditionally excused him from continuous presence at trial in an Oral ruling made on January 15.
One of the conditions is that of a waiver must be filed. The other conditions require that Ruto must be physically present in the courtroom for the following hearings:
(1) the entirety of the closing statements of all parties and participants in the case;
(2) when victims present their views and concerns in person;
(3) the entirety of the delivery of the judgment in the case;
(4) the entirety of the sentencing hearing, if applicable;
(5) the entirety of the sentencing, if applicable;
(6) the entirety of the victim impact hearings, if applicable;
(7) the entirety of the reparation hearings, if applicable;
(8) the first five days of hearing starting after a judicial recess as set out in regulation 19bis of the regulations of the Court; and
(9) any other attendance directed by the Chamber either proprio motu or other request of a party or participant as decided by the Chamber.
The trial against Ruto and his co-accused former radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang resumed Monday after the long Christmas break, two days after the Status Conference held on Friday.
The two are accused of crimes against humanity committed during the 2007/08 post-election violence.
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