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Opening of the trial in the Ntaganda case, 2 September 2015: Practical information for the media

25/08/2015

Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Case: The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

The trial in the case
The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda is scheduled to open on Wednesday, 2 September 2015, at 09:30 (The Hague local time), before Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Presiding Judge Robert Fremr, Judge Kuniko Ozaki and Judge Chang-ho Chung.

ICC Presidency recomposes Trial Chamber VII in the case concerning Mr Bemba et al.

24/08/2015

On 24 August 2014, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) replaced two judges of Trial Chamber VII in the case The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido. Trial Chamber VII is now composed of Judges Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Bertram Schmitt, and Raul Pangalangan.

ICC Presidency re-assigns the situation in DRC to Pre-Trial Chamber I

24/08/2015

On 21 August 2014, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) re-assigned the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Pre-Trial Chamber I, in view of the respective workload of the two ICC Pre-Trial Chambers and the need to ensure the proper administration of the Court.

ICC Appeals Chamber reverses decision on Kenya’s cooperation and remands issue to Trial Chamber for new determination

19/08/2015

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

Today, 19 August 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reversed Trial Chamber V(B)'s decision regarding the Kenyan Government's alleged non-compliance with its obligations under the Rome Statute in the case The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, due to errors in the Trial Chamber's assessment. The Appeals Chamber hence remanded this decision to the Trial Chamber V(B) to determine, in light of relevant factors, whether Kenya has failed to comply with a cooperation request that has prevented the Court from exercising its functions and powers and, if so, to make an assessment of whether it is appropriate to refer Kenya's non-compliance to the Assembly of States Parties (ASP).

The President of the Assembly of States Parties meets with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and with the Bureau of the Committee of Representatives

14/08/2015

On 13 August 2015, H.E. Mr. Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute ("the Assembly") of the International Criminal Court ("the Court"), traveled to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to meet with H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. During their exchanges, the President of the Assembly introduced the main priorities of his term and reiterated the need to develop a new relationship between Africa and the Court. He also emphasized the need to strengthen the judicial capacities of States to prevent and prosecute the most serious crimes contained in the Rome Statute.

Proceedings

Courtroom I

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Courtroom II

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