Today, 16 May 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled a hearing on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 16:30 (The Hague local time) to deliver its judgment on the admissibility of the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.
Background: Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and persecution) allegedly committed across Libya from 15 until at least 28 February 2011. On 31 May 2013, Pre-Trial Chamber I
rejected Libya's challenge to the admissibility of the case against Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and reminded Libya of its obligation to surrender the suspect to the Court. The Government of Libya
appealed the decision on 7 June 2013.
Further information on this case is available
Scheduling Order for the judgment on the appeal of Libya against the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber I of 31 May 2013 entitled "Decision on the admissibility of the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi"
The hearing can be followed live on the ICC website at:
Attending the hearing
- Journalists wishing to cover the hearing are kindly invited to request attendance via email to:
[email protected]. All journalists must present a valid press card at the public entrance of the Court, located at Regulusweg (The Hague).
- Members of the diplomatic corps, NGOs and other members of the public wishing to attend the hearing are kindly invited to request attendance via email to:
[email protected]. Attendees must present a valid passport or valid ID with a photo at the public entrance of the Court, located at Regulusweg (The Hague).
Please note that individuals who do not confirm their attendance in advance cannot be guaranteed access to the hearing.
Filming or photography is strictly prohibited inside the Court building. However pictures of the hearing will be posted on the Court's
Audiovisual materials will be available for download on an FTP server in video (MPEG-4) and audio (MPEG-3) format after the hearing and for viewing on the official
ICC YouTube Channel.
For media representatives wishing to use the Court's media facilities, the media centre will open from 09:30 until two hours after the end of the hearing.
The area can sit up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with internet access; 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external calls, journalists are advised to purchase 0800 pre-paid phone cards beforehand. Such cards are available at newsagents and train stations. Please note that phone cards cannot be obtained in the vicinity of, or at, the ICC.
Parking facilities are available for media representatives at the Regulusweg and Wegastraat car-parks.
SNG trucks are not allowed to park alongside the ICC building, but should go to the car park located at the intersection of Regulusweg and Wegastraat.
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: [email protected].
You can also follow the Court's activities on YouTube and