Appeals stage

Both the Prosecutor and the Defence have the right to appeal a Trial Chamber's decision on the verdict (decision on guilt or innocence of the accused). The victims and the convicted person may appeal an order for reparations. An appeal is decided by five judges of the Appeals Chamber, who are never the same judges as those who gave the original verdict. The Appeals Chamber decides whether to uphold the appealed decision, amend it, or reverse it. This is thus the final judgment, unless the Appeals Chamber orders a re-trial before the Trial Chamber.

Closing oral statements: 31 May – 2 June 2016

Verdict: 19 October 2016

Next steps: Appeals

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“Dans la salle d’ audience”, 22 March 2017

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Hearing: Decision on sentence, 22 March 2017

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“Ask the Court” programme

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Judgment, summary, 19 October 2016

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Judgment, entire hearing, 19 October 2016

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Found guilty, on 21 March 2016, of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape, and pillaging). The crimes were committed in Central African Republic ("CAR") from on or about 26 October 2002 to 15 March 2003 ("2002-2003 CAR Operation") by a contingent of Mouvement de Libération du Congo ("MLC") troops. Mr Bemba was a person effectively acting as a military commander with effective authority and control over the forces that committed the crimes. Sentenced, on 21 June 2016, to 18 years of imprisonment.

Next steps: appeals and victims' reparations

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Preliminary examinations

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Situations under investigation

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