When I first started working as a criminal defence counsel at the Tribunals in 2000, it was difficult to find their prior decisions. Since knowledge and use of the Tribunals’ own jurisprudence was essential to defending my clients, I began locating and reading all the prior decisions and making summaries of them. I continued that practice even when the Tribunals’ jurisprudence became more reliably and widely available, mostly as a discipline for myself to keep up with the decisions and as a way to quickly locate decisions that I had read.
The summaries in these documents are not verbatim quotations from the decisions and are intended only to assist in locating the relevant precedent. They are guides to, but not substitutes for, reading the decisions themselves.
I hope others will find these summaries useful. They will be updated monthly.