Press Release: 21 November 2019

Al Hassan case: ICC Presidency constitutes Trial Chamber X

Mr Al Hassan during the opening of the confirmation of charges hearing at the seat of the Court in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 8 July 2019 ©ICC-CPI

On 21 November 2019, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) constituted Trial Chamber X, which will be in charge of the case of The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud. Trial Chamber X is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Kimberly Prost.

Trial Chamber X will be in charge of the conduct of the trial in this case. The Chamber will hold status conferences, confer with the parties and participants in order to set the date of the trial and adopt the procedures necessary to facilitate the fair and expeditious conduct of the proceedings.

Decision constituting Trial Chamber X and referring to it the case of The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud  

Background: Mr Al Hassan was transferred to the ICC on 31 March 2018 following a warrant of arrest  issued by the Chamber on 27 March 2018 for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  The confirmation of charges hearing took place from 8 to 17 July 2019. On 30 September 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber I issued a confidential decision confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Mr Al Hassan and committed him to trial. The redacted version of the decision was published on 13 November 2019. On 18 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber I rejected the Defense's request for leave to appeal the decision confirming the charges in the Al Hassan case.

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