Banda Case
The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain
ICC-02/05-03/09

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 is to commence in due course, subject to the accused's arrest or voluntary appearance. The ICC does not try individuals unless they are present in the courtroom.

Trial Chamber IV
  1. Judge Joyce Aluoch, Presiding Judge
  2. Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji
  3. Judge Geoffrey Henderson
Who else is involved?
Representation of the Office of the Prosecutor
Defence Counsel
Legal Representatives of the Victims
Office of Public Counsel for Victims
Next Session
  1. No upcoming hearings

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