Media Advisory: 11 March 2021

Ntaganda Case: ICC Appeals Chamber to deliver appeals judgment on 30 March 2021 - Practical information


​On Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 15:00 (The Hague local time), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver its judgment on the appeals against the verdict and the sentence in the case The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda.

The judgment will be read out in public by the Appeals Chamber, composed of Judge Howard Morrison, Presiding judge on this appeal, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, Judge Piotr Hofmański, Judge Luz del Carmen Ibáñez Carranza, and Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the judgment will be delivered on a partially virtual basis, with participation either from the seat of the Court, or from separate locations outside the Court.

The trial of Mr Ntaganda opened on 2 September 2015. On 8 July 2019, ICC Trial Chamber VI found Bosco Ntaganda guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, DRC, in 2002-2003. On 7 November 2019, he was sentenced to a total of 30 years of imprisonment.

Mr Ntaganda and the Prosecutor appealed the verdict and Mr Ntaganda appealed the sentencing judgment. From 12 to 14 October 2020, the Appeals Chamber held hearings to hear the observations of Parties and Participants on the appeals in this case. On 8 March 2021, Trial Chamber VI delivered its Order on Reparations to victims against Mr Ntaganda, to be made through the Trust Fund for Victims.

For further information on this case, please click here.

Scheduling Order for the delivery of judgments on the appeals of Mr Bosco Ntaganda and the Prosecutor against the 'Judgment' and on the appeal of Mr Bosco Ntaganda against the 'Sentencing judgment'

Webstreaming of the hearing:

The hearing can be followed live on the ICC website, in English, French and Floor (Courtroom 1); in French on the ICC YouTube Channel and in English and French on the ICC Facebook accounts.

Attending the hearing:

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the Court's premises is restricted to protect the safety and well-being of users. A limited number of public and media representatives will be granted access to the hearing at the seat of the Court, following measures against coronavirus including wearing a mask and keeping a distance of 1.5 metres.

  • 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).

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.

AV materials:

Images of the hearing will be available for download 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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