Press Release: 10 December 2010

Audio-visual summary of the confirmation hearing in the case against Mr Banda and Mr Jerbo


Situation: Darfur, Sudan 

Case: The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus

The audio-visual summary of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus is now available here, in French and English. The Arabic version of the summary will be soon available.

The Confirmation of charges hearing was held on Wednesday, 8 December 2010, before the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal court (ICC) in the absence of the suspects who had waived their right to be present. Representatives of the Office of the Prosecutor presented the Prosecution case. Legal representatives of the 89 victims authorized to participate took the floor expressing their clients’ views. Karim Khan, Defence Counsel, expressed the Defence positions on the relevant questions.

Pre-Trial Chamber I authorized the Office of the Prosecutor and the Legal representatives of victims to present written submissions no later than 17 December 2010 if they so wish. The Defence may reply to their filings no later than 4 January 2011. Within a maximum of 60 days after the last written submission, Pre-Trial Chamber I will determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that Mr Banda and Mr Jerbo committed the alleged crimes. If the Chamber determines that there is sufficient evidence in this regard, the case will go to the trial phase.


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