This update of the Chambers Practice Manual is the result of the Judges' retreat in November 2021 and aims to advance the efficiency and consistency of ICC proceedings.
This update introduces a procedure for the prompter transmission of the records of the proceedings from the Pre-Trial Chamber to the Presidency, and onward to the Trial Chamber to enable it to start work on trial preparation earlier, and further reflects updated practice on the procedure for the admission of victims' applications to participate in proceedings at all stages. In addition, a model decision on Directions for the Conduct of Proceedings, designed to ensure consistency of proceedings and enhance efficiency has been annexed to the Chambers Practice Manual as an internal Chambers' document only.
Previous editions of the Manual
4 September 2015 - Pre-Trial Practice Manual