Media Advisory: 4 February 2014

Katanga case: Judgment rescheduled to be delivered on 7 March 2014


Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Case: The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga 

Today, 4 February 2014, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rescheduled the hearing to deliver the judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga to Friday, 7 March 2014, at 09:30 (The Hague local time). The original date of 7 February 2014 was changed as one of the Judges is currently unavailable for health reasons.

Background: Germain Katanga, alleged commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri [Patriotic Resistance Force in Ituri] (FRPI) is accused of three counts of crimes against humanity (murder, rape and sexual slavery) and seven counts of war crimes (using children under the age of 15 to take active part in the hostilities; directing an attack against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities; wilful killing; destruction of property; pillaging; sexual slavery and rape). His trial started on 24 November 2009 and closing statements from parties and participants were heard from 15 to 23 May 2012. Mr Katanga is in the Court’s custody.

Further information on this case is available here.

Ordonnance portant modification de la date de l'audience de prononcé du jugement

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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