Banda Case
The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain

Case also involved Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus but proceedings against him were terminated on 4 October 2013 following his passing.

On 7 March 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I unanimously decided to confirm the charges of war crimes brought by the ICC's Prosecutor against Abdallah Banda and committed him to trial. Though Mr Banda appeared voluntarily before the ICC during the Pre-Trial stage of his case, on 11 September 2014, the Trial Chamber judges issued an arrest warrant to ensure his presence at trial. The Chamber stressed that should Mr Banda nonetheless appear voluntarily before the Court, the Chamber will take the voluntary appearance into consideration and revisit accordingly the conditions of his stay in The Netherlands during the trial. The accused is still at large.

Next steps: The trial will commence pending the accused's arrest or voluntary appearance. The ICC does not try individuals in their absence.


Trial Chamber IV
  1. Judge Robert Fremr, Presiding Judge
  2. Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou
  3. Judge Kimberly Prost
Who else is involved?
Representation of the Office of the Prosecutor

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor

James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor 

Adebowale Omofade, Trial lawyer 

Defence Counsel

​Charles Achaleke Taku  

Legal Representatives of the Victims

Hélène Cissé 

Jens Dieckmann

Office of Public Counsel for Victims
Next Session
  1. No upcoming hearings

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