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Ntaganda case: ICC Presidency constitutes Trial Chamber VI


Situation: Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Case: The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

On 18 July 2014, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) constituted Trial Chamber VI, which will be in charge of the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda. Trial Chamber VI is composed of Judge Kuniko Ozaki (Japan), Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) and Judge Geoffrey A. Henderson (Trinidad and Tobago).

Background: The confirmation of charges hearing in the Ntaganda case was held from 10 to 14 February 2014. On 9 June 2014, Pre-Trial Chamber II unanimously confirmed the charges against Bosco Ntaganda and committed him for trial before a Trial Chamber. On 4 July 2014, Pre-Trial Chamber II rejected the Defence’s request for authorization to appeal the confirmation of charges decision in the case. 

Bosco Ntaganda, former alleged Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Force Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo [Patriotic Force for the Liberation of Congo] (FPLC), is accused of 13 counts of war crimes (murder and attempted murder; attacking civilians; rape; sexual slavery of civilians; pillaging; displacement of civilians; attacking protected objects; destroying the enemy's property; and rape, sexual slavery, enlistment and conscription of child soldiers under the age of fifteen years and using them to participate actively in hostilities) and five crimes against humanity (murder and attempted murder; rape; sexual slavery; persecution; forcible transfer of population) allegedly committed in Ituri (the DRC).

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Decision constituting Trial Chamber VI and referring to it the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

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].

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