Media Advisory: 21 January 2016

Confirmation of charges hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen: Audio-visual materials and photographs


Situation: Uganda
Case: The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen

Today, 21 January 2016, the confirmation of charges hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen opened at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague (Netherlands).

The hearing is scheduled to take place from 21 to 27 January 2016 before Pre-Trial Chamber II, composed of Judges Cuno Tarfusser (Italy), Presiding, Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (France) and Chang-ho Chung (Korea).

The confirmation of charges hearing is not a trial. It is a Pre-Trial hearing held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that the person committed each of the crimes charged. If charges are confirmed, the Pre-Trial Chamber commits the case for trial before a Trial Chamber, which conducts the subsequent phase of the proceedings: the trial. 

For more information on this case, please click here.


Photographs of the hearing can be downloaded on the Court's Flickr account at:

Audio-visual materials (Audio: Floor language)

Information materials

Questions and answers about the confirmation of charges hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen

Case information sheet 

For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: [email protected].

For further information related to audio-visual matters, please contact Violeta Willemsen-Curcic, AV Producer, ICC Public Information and Documentation Section, at +31 (0)70 515-8422 or at [email protected]

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