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Elizabeth Santalla Vargas

Prosecutor v Taylor (Charles Ghankay), Decision on Defence application for judicial notice of adjudicated facts from the RUF trial judgment pursuant to Rule 94(B) and prosecution motion for judicial notice of adjudicated facts from the RUF judgment, Case No SCSL-03-01-T-987, ICL 1137 (SCSL 2010), 17th June 2010, Special Court for Sierra Leone [SCSL]; Trial Chamber [SCSL]; Trial Chamber II [SCSL]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2021

Whether the purposes of Rule 94(B) of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Rules of Procedure and Evidence (‘SCSL RPE’) required distinguishing between a legal finding and a factual one having legal implications.

Whether the need to provide a complete and balanced picture of evidence presented by parties was a criterion for taking judicial notice of adjudicated facts.

Whether a motion under Rule 94(B) of the SCSL RPE could be brought after the close of the Prosecution case.

Whether the timing of the filing of a motion should be determinant of striking a balance between fair trial and judicial economy.

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