The Prosecutor (on the application of Victims) v Gbagbo (Laurent) and Blé Goudé (Charles), Decision on witness preparation and familiarization, ICC-02/11-01/15-355, ICL 1697 (ICC 2015), 2nd December 2015, International Criminal Court [ICC]
Whether witness preparation or proofing was explicitly contemplated in a court’s statutory framework.
Whether rehearsal, practice, and coaching of witnesses were permissible.
Whether a chamber had discretion to adopt certain procedures for the conduct of the trial.
Whether a victims and witnesses support unit was competent for conducting the process of witness familiarization, including making decisions on appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements for witnesses.