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ICC Presidency recomposes Trial Chamber VII in the case concerning Mr Bemba et al.

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On 24 August 2014, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) replaced two judges of Trial Chamber VII in the case The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido. Trial Chamber VII is now composed of Judges Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Bertram Schmitt, and Raul Pangalangan.

The ICC Presidency granted the requests of excusal of Judges Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Chile Eboe Osuji, both previously assigned to Trial Chamber VII and who continue to be assigned, together with Judge Robert Fremr, to Trial Chamber V(a) in charge of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang.

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido are accused of offences against the administration of justice allegedly committed in connection with the case The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, consisting of corruptly influencing witnesses before the ICC and presenting evidence that they knew to be false or forged. The opening of the trial is scheduled for 29 September 2015.

Decision replacing two judges in Trial Chamber VII


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