Trial Chamber decision tainted by errors of fact, Appeals Chamber says.
The Rome Statute is the instrument which established the International court. Its name originates from the Treaty signed by the founding members of the International Court in Rome. In the ruling, which was made on Wednesday, the Appeals Chamber observed that there is no automatic referral of a state Party even where there is a finding of non-cooperation. The Appeals Chamber also pointed out factual errors made by the Trial Chamber in reaching the decision to refer. As a result, the Appeals Chamber returned the matter to the Trial Chamber for further proceedings. We will post the Appeals Chamber’s decision here as soon as we obtain it, together with insightful analyses by legal experts.