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The United Nations (International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals) Order 2018

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32.—(1) For the purposes of this Order and any connected proceedings, a Mechanism document may be taken to be such a document and to have been issued or made if—

(a)it purports to have been issued or made in accordance with the Statute or the Rules or, in the case of a request to the Secretary of State, for the purposes of this Order; or

(b)it is verified by a certificate purporting to be signed by the President of the Mechanism, the Registrar or the Prosecutor certifying that the document is a Mechanism document or a true copy of such a document.

(2) Where facsimile transmission has been used—

(a)for the making of a request by the Mechanism or the transmission of any supporting documents; or

(b)for the transmission of any document in consequence of such a request,

(c)this Order applies as if any documents so sent were the originals of the documents so transmitted.

(3) A document which falls within paragraph (1) or (2) is receivable or, in Scotland, admissible in evidence accordingly.

(4) In this article “Mechanism document” means—

(a)a warrant, order, summons or other process of the Mechanism;

(b)a copy of such warrant, order, summons or other process; or

(c)a request to the Secretary of State by the Mechanism;

and the reference to the President of the Mechanism, the Registrar or the Prosecutor includes a reference to any person lawfully exercising the functions of the President, the Registrar or the Prosecutor.

(5) Judicial notice is to be taken of the Statute, the Rules and the seal of the Mechanism.

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