ICC Appeals Chamber to hold hearings in the Lubanga case on 19-20 May 2014
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold a hearing on 19 and 20 May 2014 in the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. The hearing will be held to allow the parties and participants to orally address the Appeals Chamber on different relevant issues arising in the appeals. At the hearing, the Judges will also hear the testimony of two additional witnesses, witnesses D-0040 and D-0041, as requested by the Defense.
This public hearing will start at 09:30 (The Hague local time) and will be held in the presence of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, his Defence Counsel, the Prosecution and the Legal Representatives of the Victims. Mr Lubanga Dyilo may address the Appeals Chamber at the closure of the hearing.
Background: Trial Chamber I rendered a conviction decision in the Lubanga case on 14 March 2012. It was subsequently appealed by the Defence. The decision sentencing Mr Lubanga to 14 years imprisonment was rendered on 10 July 2012 and was subsequently appealed by the Defence and the Office of the Prosecutor. Following the two-day hearing, the Judges will make their decision on the appeals in due course.
Further information on this case is available here.
Webstreaming of the hearing
The proceedings can be followed with a 30-minute delay on the ICC website at:
Attending the hearing
Journalists wishing to cover the hearing are kindly invited to request attendance via email to: [email protected]. All journalists must present a valid press card at the public entrance of the Court, located at Regulusweg (The Hague).
Members of the diplomatic corps, NGOs and other members of the public wishing to attend the hearing are kindly invited to request attendance via email to: [email protected]. Attendees must present a valid passport or valid ID with a photo at the public entrance of the Court, located at Regulusweg (The Hague).
Please note that individuals who do not confirm their attendance in advance cannot be guaranteed access to the hearing.
Filming or photography is strictly prohibited inside the Court building. However pictures of the hearing will be posted on the Court's Flickr account.
Audiovisual materials will be available for download on an FTP server in video (MPEG-4) and audio (MPEG-3) format after the hearing and for viewing on the official ICC YouTube Channel.
For media representatives wishing to use the Court's media facilities, the media centre will open at 8:30 until two hours after the end of the hearing.
The area can seat up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi Internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with Internet access; and 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external use, journalists are advised to purchase beforehand 0800 pre-paid phone cards available at newsagents and train stations. Please note that phone cards cannot be obtained in the vicinity of, or at the ICC.
Feed for the SNG trucks
SNG trucks can record the signal from the Courtroom from the distribution box placed in the media parking facilities (see below). Please note that there is no power supply available at the car park and that it is therefore necessary to have a generator.
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].