Media Advisory: 14 February 2024

Ongwen case: ICC Trial Chamber IX to deliver reparations order on 28 February 2024

International Criminal Court

Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver the order for reparations to victims in the case The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen on Wednesday, 28 February 2024 at 15:00 (The Hague local time).

The order will be delivered during at a public hearing in Courtroom I at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands) in the presence, live or remotely, of Mr Dominic Ongwen, his defence team, the Legal Representatives of Victims, and the Common Legal Representative of Victims. The Trust Fund for Victims and the Office of the Prosecutor are also invited to attend this hearing. The session will be transmitted live through the ICC website.

Order Scheduling a Hearing for the Delivery of the Reparations Order

Background: On 4 February 2021, Trial Chamber IX found Dominic Ongwen guilty for a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed in Northern Uganda between 1 July 2002 and 31 December 2005. On 6 May 2021, Trial Chamber IX sentenced Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment. On 15 December 2022, the Appeals Chamber confirmed the decisions of Trial Chamber IX on Dominic Ongwen’s guilt and sentence. The conviction and the sentence are now final. On 18 December 2023, Mr Ongwen was transferred to Norway to serve his sentence of imprisonment. On 6 May 2021, the Chamber issued an order for submissions on reparations.

For further information on this case, check here

Webstreaming of the hearing:
The hearing can be followed LIVE on the ICC website, in English, French and Acholi, in Acholi 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] . 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]. 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.

Audio-visual 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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