On 27 July 2016, the Co-Investigating Judges issued a forwarding order under Internal Rule 66(4) requesting the Co-Prosecutors to file their final submission. Under Internal Rule 66(5), the Co- Prosecutors now have up to three months to file their submission.
After that, the Defence will be given adequate time to respond to the Co-Prosecutors’ final submission.
The Co-Investigating Judges will issue the Closing Order in due course after having received submissions from both sides.
Under the most recent Completion Plan update of 30 June 2016, the Closing Order is expected to be issued in the first quarter of 2017.