[JURIST] The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] has removed US lawyer and JURIST Forum [website] contributor Peter Erlinder [professional profile; JURIST news archive] from his position as an ICTR defense lawyer. Appeals chamber judges said that last week’s decision was based on Erlinder’s failure to appear at the tribunal [New Times report] in Arusha, Tanzania. The decision [text, PDF] cites Rule 46 of the ICTR Rules of Procedure and Evidence [text], which allows…