The ASP’s Respect for the Rome Statute
Article 51(4) of the Rome Statute:
The Rules of Procedure and Evidence, amendments thereto and any provisional Rule shall be consistent with this Statute.
Article 63(1) of the Rome Statute:
The accused shall be present during the trial.
New Rule 134ter of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence:
An accused subject to a summons to appear may submit a written request to the Trial Chamber to be excused and to be represented by counsel only during part or parts of his or her trial.