Judge Bertram Schmitt

Nationality: Germany (Western European and other States)

Term: -

Assumed full-time duty:

Elected from: List A on

Assigned to: Trial Division

Current chamber: Trial Chamber V, Trial Chamber VIII, Trial Chamber IX

President of Trial Division: 18/03/2018 - 18/03/2019

Biography

Judge as of 11 March 2015 for a term of nine years.

Judge Schmitt (1958) has more than 23 years of experience as a judge in criminal cases. He has served on the bench of the Federal Court of Justice, Germany`s supreme court for civil and criminal matters, since 2005. In the course of his career, Judge Schmitt has directed the proceedings as presiding judge in a multitude of criminal trials at a Regional Court, dealing as a fact-finding instance with crimes such as homicide, sexual violence against women and children and all forms of organized crime. In 2009 Judge Schmitt was appointed as an ad-hoc judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Since 2009, he has represented Germany on Eurojust`s Joint Supervisory Body in The Hague. Judge Schmitt has an extensive academic record. Since 2000 he is an adjunct professor for criminal law, criminal procedure and criminology at the University of Würzburg. He is one of two authors of the standard German commentary on criminal procedure, which includes the annotation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECtHR).

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Situation and Cases

Current situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona - Trial Chamber V (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi - Trial Chamber VIII
The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen - Trial Chamber IX (Presiding)
Past situations and cases:
The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé - Trial Chamber I ( 18 March 2015 - 21 December 2015 )
The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido - Trial Chamber VII ( 18 March 2015 - 24 August 2015 )
The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido - Trial Chamber VII ( 24 August 2015 - 20 October 2016 ) (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen - Trial Chamber IX ( 2 May 2016 - 9 June 2021 ) (Presiding)
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi - Trial Chamber VIII ( 2 May 2016 - 20 March 2018 )
The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi - Trial Chamber VIII ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 )
The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido - Trial Chamber VII ( 20 March 2018 - 16 March 2021 ) (Presiding)