Internal Rule 89

<div><b>Rule 89. Preliminary Objections</b></div><div><i>(Amended on 1 February 2008, on 11 September 2009 and on 23 February 2011</i>)&nbsp;</div><div>1.&nbsp;A preliminary objection concerning:</div><div>a) the jurisdiction of the Chamber,&nbsp;</div><div>b) any issue which requires the termination of prosecution;&nbsp;</div><div>c) nullity of procedural acts made after the indictment is filed</div><div>shall be raised no later than 30 (thirty) days after the Closing Order becomes final, failing which it shall be inadmissible.</div><div><br></div><div>2.&nbsp;The Chamber shall afford the other parties the opportunity to respond to the application.</div><div><br></div><div>3. The Chamber shall, as appropriate, issue its reasoned decision either immediately or at the same time as the judgment on the merits. The proceedings shall continue unless the Chamber issues immediately a decision which has the effect of terminating the proceedings.</div>