SITHHC Amendment 1/2014

CITIZENS JURY

SITHHC Amendment 1/2014

May 21, 2014

The Special International Tribunal for High-Profile and High-Level Crimes (SITHHC) shall establish a Citizens Jury for every case laid before the Tribunal.

The Citizens Jury’s verdicts, conclusions and recommendations shall form the absolute basis and minimum requirements upon which the Judicial Committee shall make a final ruling. The Judicial Committee’s rulings cannot overrule the Citizens Jury’s verdicts, conclusions and recommendations, i.e. the Judicial Committee shall not determine lesser sentences than recommended by the Citizens Jury.

The Citizens Jury shall comprise no less than 7 jurors and no more than 15 jurors. The jurors may be of any nationality and need not to possess any judicial qualifications.

In accordance with article 6 of the SITHHC Charter of April 28, 2014, the Judicial Committee may subject the Citizens Jury to further polling, after the Citizens Jury has reached verdicts, conclusions and recommendations. This further polling shall however not result in lesser sentences than recommended by the Citizens Jury.

The official language of the Citizens Jury is English. The Judicial Committee shall at the request of any party authorize a language other than English to be used by that party. In such event the SITHHC Executive Board shall provide the Citizens Jury and the Judicial Committee with any and all translation services and resources that the Citizens Jury and the Judicial Committee require for their proper functioning.

Hearings and sessions, not including deliberations and closed meetings, by the Citizens Jury shall be public only and always – for the Citizens Jury would not serve its purpose when the general public has not been given the ability to document the events for themselves; and shall be recorded and archived as audio and/or video files.

In faith whereof the SITHHC Executive Board has signed the present amendment of the Charter of the Special International Tribunal for High-Profile and High-Level Crimes (SITHHC).

Done at Sithhc.wordpress.com the twenty-first day of May two thousand and fourteen.

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