Media Advisory: 24 February 2021

Ntaganda Case: ICC Trial Chamber VI to deliver reparations order on 8 March 2021- Practical information


On 8 March 2021 at 10:00 (The Hague local time), Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver its Reparations Order for victims in the case The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda.

A summary of the decision will be read out in public by Trial Chamber VI composed of Judge Chang-ho Chung, presiding judge, Judge Robert Fremr, and Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia, in the presence of the Mr Bosco Ntaganda, his defence team, the Legal Representatives of Victims, and the Office of the Prosecutor. The Trust Fund for Victims is also invited to attend this hearing.

Order Scheduling the Delivery of a Reparations Order

Background: 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 judgement. Judgements on these appeals will be delivered in due course.

For further information on this case, please click here.

Webstreaming of the hearing:

The hearing can be followed live on the ICC website, in English, French and Swahili, 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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