Media Advisory: 8 February 2016

ICC judgment on appeals scheduled for 12 February in Ruto and Sang case regarding admission of prior recorded testimony: Practical information


Situation: Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

The judgment on an appeals proceeding in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang is scheduled to be delivered in open Court on Friday, 12 February 2016, at 16:30 (The Hague local time), before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court, composed of Judge Piotr Hofmański (Poland), who is presiding in this appeal, Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández De Gurmendi (Argentina), Judge Christine Van Den Wyngaert (Belgium), Judge Howard Morrison (United Kingdom), and Judge Péter Kovács (Hungary).

The appeal of Mr William Samoi Ruto and Mr Joshua Arap Sang was registered on 28 August 2015 against the decision of Trial Chamber V(A) dated 19 August 2015.

Scheduling order


The trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang opened on 10 September 2013. Mr Ruto and Mr Sang are accused of crimes against humanity (murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution) allegedly committed in the context of the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. The trial is being heard by Trial Chamber V(A), which is composed of Judges Chile Eboe-Osuji (presiding), Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Robert Fremr.

For more information on this case, click here.

Webstreaming of the hearing

The proceedings can be followed on the ICC website at:

Attending the hearing

  • 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 main entrance of the Court (at: Oude Waalsdorperweg 10, 2597 AK The Hague).
  • 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, and a valid passport or valid ID with a photo, at the main entrance of the Court (at: Oude Waalsdorperweg 10, 2597 AK The Hague).

Please note that individuals who do not confirm their attendance in advance cannot be guaranteed access to the hearing. In order to avoid delays in accessing the building, those attending are advised to arrive at least one hour before the hearing starts.

ICC Media Centre

For media representatives wishing to use the Court's media facilities during the confirmation of charges hearing, the Media Centre will open at 08:30.

The ICC Media Centre is located in the building's 'Court Tower'. It is composed of hot desk areas, which can sit up to 104 people, and two interview rooms.

The Media Centre distributes the video and embedded audio of the hearing, via HD-SDI with a female BNC connection. Journalists wishing to connect to this should bring compatible equipment and a BNC cable. Power is provided (European plug).

Wi-Fi connection is available in the Media Centre.

AV materials

Filming or photography is strictly prohibited inside the Court building, apart from the interview rooms in the Media Centre. However, pictures of the hearing will be posted on the Court's Flickr account.

The public sessions of the opening statements, as well as audio-visual programmes summarising the proceedings, will be available for download on an FTP server in video (MPEG-4) and audio (MPEG-3) format, and for viewing on the official ICC YouTube Channel. For information on audio-visual matters, please contact Violeta Willemsen-Curcic, Head of Audio-Visual Production Unit: [email protected]

Parking facilities

Media representatives can use the ICC's Visitor Parking.

SNG vehicles

The ICC Parking includes an area for SNG vehicles. BNC connections are available and the video format is HD-SDI with embedded Audio (8 dual mono pairs): Channel 1 – Floor language (international audio); Channel 2 - English interpretation; Channel 3 - French interpretation; Channel 4 - 8 - Other languages, or if no interpretation then Floor language will be sent.

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].

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