Amicus curiae briefs

<p><strong>Rule 33. Amicus curiae Bri</strong>efs</p><p>1. At any stage of the proceedings, the Co-Investigating Judges or the Chambers may, if they consider it desirable for the proper adjudication of the case, invite or grant leave to an organization or person to submit an amicus curiae brief in writing concerning any issue. The Co- Investigating Judges and the Chambers concerned shall determine what time limits, if any, shall apply to the filing of such briefs.</p><p>2. Briefs under this Rule shall be filed with the Greffier of the Co-Investigating Judges or Chamber concerned, who shall provide copies to the Co-Prosecutors and the lawyers for the other parties, who shall be afforded the opportunity to respond.</p><p></p><p>From&nbsp;<a href="">Wikipedia</a>:</p><p>An amicus curiae (literally, friend of the court; plural, amici curiae) is someone who is not a party to a case and offers information that bears on the case, but who has not been solicited by any of the parties to assist a court. This may take the form of legal opinion, testimony or learned treatise (the amicus brief) and is a way to introduce concerns ensuring that the possibly broad legal effects of a court decision will not depend solely on the parties directly involved in the case. The decision on whether to admit the information lies at the discretion of the court. The phrase amicus curiae is legal Latin.</p><p><em>[Text from <a href="">Wikipedia</a&gt; licensed under &nbsp;<a href="">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>]</em><span style="color: #ffffff; font-family: arial, verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.1; text-align: center;"><em>C</em></span></p>