Media Advisory: 7 September 2022

Ntaganda case: ICC Appeals Chamber to deliver judgment on reparations order on 12 September 2022


On 12 September 2022 at 16:30 (The Hague local time), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court") will deliver, in open court, its Judgment in the appeals of the common legal representative of the victims of the attacks and the Defence of Mr Bosco Ntaganda against Trial Chamber VI’s Reparations Order of 8 March 2021. The Appeals Chamber in this appeal is composed of Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Presiding, Judge Piotr Hofmański, Judge Luz del Carmen Ibáñez Carranza, Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa, and Judge Gocha Lordkipanidze.

Scheduling Order for the delivery of the judgment on the appeals against the decision of Trial Chamber VI of 8 March 2021 entitled “Reparations Order”

Background: 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. The Common Legal Representative of the Victims of the Attacks and Mr Bosco Ntaganda both appealed this Order.

On 8 July 2019, ICC Trial Chamber VI found Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, DRC, in 2002-2003. On 7 November 2019, Mr Ntaganda was sentenced to a total of 30 years of imprisonment. The time he spent in ICC detention - from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 - will be deducted from this sentence. On 30 March 2021, the ICC Appeals Chamber confirmed the conviction and the sentence in this case.

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Webstreaming of the hearing:

The hearing can be followed live on the ICC website, in English and French (Courtroom 2), in French on the ICC YouTube Channel and in English and French on the ICC Facebook accounts.

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).

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:
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