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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court has rejected a defense submission challenging the decision of Trial Chamber IX to decline to dismiss 41 of the 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity Dominic Ongwen has been charged with. In a unanimous judgment released on Wednesday, the Appeals Chamber said Trial Chamber IX was correct in its March 7 decision in determining the defense had had ample time to file its challenge to the 41 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Appeals Chamber said the trial chamber was also correct in finding that the defense motion was time-barred according to the ICC’s Rules of Evidence and Procedure. “The Appeals Chamb... Full story

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