Proceedings before the Appeals Chamber are conducted by the chairman of the Appeals Chamber.
The chairman of the Appeals Chamber notifies the parties concerned of the appeal and may invite responses by a set deadline.
After this deadline, the parties may not submit any further documents, save in exceptional circumstances and if the chairman of the Appeals Chamber consents or if he requests additional information.
The chairman of the Appeals Chamber may convene a hearing, either on his own initiative or at the request of the appellant. If a hearing is convened, the appellant is heard first, followed by the representative(s) of the First Chamber.
The Appeals Chamber determines the admissibility, relevance, materiality and weight of the evidence of the case.