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Lubanga case: Appeals hearings postponed; new dates to be announced shortly


​The hearings initially scheduled by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for 14 and 15 April 2014 in the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo are postponed for logistical reasons. The Appeals Chamber will issue an order rescheduling the hearing shortly.

ICC informs the United Nations Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties about DRC’s non-cooperation in the arrest and surrender of Omar Al Bashir


On 9 April 2014, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has failed to cooperate with the Court by not arresting and surrendering Omar Al Bashir to the Court during his visit to the DRC on 26 and 27 February 2014.

Belgium and ICC sign agreement on interim release of detainees


​Today, 10 April 2014, marks the entry into force of an agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium and the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the interim release of detainees on the Belgian territory pursuant to decisions of the Chambers of the Court. Belgium becomes the first country accepting to provisionally receive detainees of the Court on its territory on a temporary basis and under conditions established by the competent Chamber.

Statement by the International Criminal Court on the passing of Arthur Robinson


​The International Criminal Court (ICC) joins with the people of Trinidad and Tobago in mourning the passing of Arthur Robinson, former Prime Minister and later President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He played a critical role in the establishment of the ICC.

Kenyatta case: Trial adjourned until 7 October 2014


​Situation: The Republic of Kenya
Case:The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyata

Today, on 31 March 2014, Trial Chamber V(b) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) adjourned the commencement date of the trial in the case against Uhuru Kenyatta to 7 October 2014. The purpose of the adjournment is to provide the Government of Kenya with a further, time-limited opportunity to provide certain records, which the Prosecution had previously requested on the basis that the records are relevant to a central allegation to the case.


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