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Prosecutor v Norman (Samuel Hinga) and ors, Decision on the preliminary defence motion on the lack of personal jurisdiction filed on behalf of the accused Fofana, Case no SCSL-04-14-PT, ICL 1023 (SCSL 2004), 3rd March 2004, Special Court for Sierra Leone [SCSL]; Trial Chamber [SCSL]

Whether ‘persons bearing the greatest responsibility’ was a jurisdictional requirement or merely an articulation of prosecutorial discretion.

At what stage of the proceedings should the issue of whether an accused fulfilled the necessary requirements of personal jurisdiction be determined.

What standard should be employed at the time of the review of an indictment in determining whether the necessary personal jurisdiction requirements were fulfilled in the instant case.

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