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
Office of the Prosecutor
Nazhat Shameem Khan, Deputy Prosecutor
Julian Nicholls, Senior Trial Lawyer
Charles Achaleke Taku
Legal Representatives of the Victims