Press Release

 21/05/2013

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 ICC Presidency decides on new composition of Trial Chamber V

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Today, 21 May 2013, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a decision constituting two Trial Chambers for the two Kenyan cases. The decision of the Presidency was taken to ensure the proper administration of justice, taking into consideration each Judge’s workload.

According to the decision, Trial Chamber V(a) in charge of the case of Mr Ruto and Mr Sang, will be composed of Judges Olga Herrera Carbuccia, Robert Fremr and Chile Eboe-Osuji. Trial Chamber V(b), in charge of the case of Mr Kenyatta, will be composed of Judges Kuniko Ozaki, Robert Fremr and Chile Eboe-Osuji.

It is the role of the ICC Presidency as part of its judicial functions to constitute Chambers, decide on their composition, and assign cases to Chambers. Similar changes in the composition of Chambers have been made in previous cases before the ICC, such as the cases of Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo and of Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus.

For more information on the situation in the Republic of Kenya, please click here.

Decision constituting Trial Chamber V(a) and Trial Chamber V(b) and referring to them the cases of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang and The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Decision constituting Trial Chamber V(a) and Trial Chamber V(b) and referring to them the cases of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang and The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta


For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at:

 fadi.el-abdallah@icc-cpi.int. 

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