Trial stage

When a trial starts, the charges are read out to the accused, who is asked to confirm his or her understanding of the charges, and to either plead guilty or not guilty. During the trial, the Prosecution and Defence each present their cases, and the Legal Representatives of Victims present the victims' views and concerns. At the end of the trial, the judges either acquit the accused or find the accused guilty, based on the evidence. If the judges find the accused guilty, they render a verdict of guilt and later a decision on the sentence. The maximum sentence is 30 years, or in extreme circumstances, life imprisonment. The judges may also render a decision on reparations for victims. The verdict and these decisions may be appealed.

Closing oral statements: 31 May – 2 June 2016

Verdict: 19 October 2016

Next steps: Decision on penalties


“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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Preliminary examinations

10

Situations under investigation

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