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The Prosecutor v Ayyash (Salim Jamil) and ors, Decision dismissing application for certification to appeal the Trial Chamber’s ‘Decision on the Admission of Mr. Garry Platt (Witness PRH147) as an Expert Witness’, Case no STL-11-01/T/TC, ICL 1029 (STL 2016), 28th July 2016, Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL]; Trial Chamber [STL]

Whether a Trial Chamber of a Special Tribunal could recognize an individual as an expert in the matters of (1) surveillance of criminal networks; and (2) identification and organization of covert communications networks whose evidence could assist the Trial Chamber.

Whether a Trial Chamber abused its discretion by concluding that an individual’s involvement with the prosecution and his potential lack of impartiality, independence, and scientific objectivity did not bar his admission as an expert.

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