Initial appearance of Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka scheduled for 22 March 2022: Practical information
The initial appearance of Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka is scheduled for Tuesday, 22 March 2022, at 14:30 (The Hague local time) in Courtroom I of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") before Pre-Trial Chamber II.
Mr Mokom was surrendered to the Court by the authorities of the Republic of Chad on account of an ICC warrant of arrest issued under seal on 10 December 2018. He is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Bangui and other locations in the Central African Republic between at least 5 December 2013 and at least December 2014.
During the initial appearance hearing, the judges will verify the identity of the suspect and the language in which he is able to follow the proceedings. He will be informed of the charges against him and of his rights under the ICC Rome Statute. Pre-Trial Chamber II is composed of Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala (Presiding judge), Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Judge Tomoko Akane.
Order convening a hearing for the first appearance of Mr Mokom
Webstreaming of the hearing:
The hearing can be followed live in English, French and Sango on the ICC website (Courtroom 1).
Attending the hearing:
Members of the diplomatic corps, NGOs and other members of the public can request attendance via email to: [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. 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 can request accreditation via email to: [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. 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).
Due to covid-19 related measures the number of visitors in the public gallery will be limited. The principle 'first come, first served' will be applied. Individuals who have not received a confirmation in advance of the hearing will not be granted access to the building. Those attending are advised to arrive 20 minutes in advance before the hearing starts.
Images of the hearing 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.
Photographs of the hearing will be available on the ICC Flickr account. For information on audio-visual matters, please contact [email protected]
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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