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Ukraine accepts ICC jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014

17/04/2014

​Today, 17 April 2014, the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Herman von Hebel, received a declaration lodged by Ukraine accepting the ICC's jurisdiction with respect to alleged crimes committed in its territory from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. The declaration was lodged under article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC, which enables a State not party to the Statute to accept the exercise of jurisdiction of the Court.

President of the Assembly, taking note of Ukraine’s declaration accepting the exercise of jurisdiction by the ICC, calls for ratification of the Rome Statute

17/04/2014

Speaking in New York, the President of the Assembly of States Parties, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann noted the declaration by Ukraine under Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, accepting the exercise of jurisdiction by the Court.

Ruto and Sang case: Trial Chamber V(a) summonses eight witnesses to appear and requests the Kenyan Government’s cooperation

17/04/2014

Situation:​ Situation in the Republic of Kenya
Case:​ The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

Today, 17 April 2014, Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) granted, by majority, the Prosecutor’s request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses to appear before the Trial Chamber in the trial of the case against Samoei William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang.

Banda case: ICC Trial Chamber IV vacates the trial’s commencement date

16/04/2014

​Situation: Darfur, Sudan
Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain

Today, 16 April 2014, Trial Chamber IV of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to vacate the date of 5 May 2014, initially scheduled for the opening of the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain, in view of logistic difficulties encountered. The Chamber will decide in due course on the further steps to take, after receiving additional submissions of the ICC's Prosecution and Registry, no later than 6 May 2014.

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

10/04/2014

​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.

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