[JURIST] The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday made an oral ruling [ICC materials] that Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] may be conditionally excused from attending his trial on a continuous basis. The Trial Chamber enjoys discretion under Article 63(1) of the Rome Statute [text], which states that "[t]he accused shall be present during the trial." However, in October the Appeals Chamber determined [JURIST report] that "such discretion is...

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