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Bemba et al. case: ICC Presidency constitutes Trial Chamber VII

30/01/2015

Situation: Central African Republic
Case: The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido

On 30 January 2015, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) constituted Trial Chamber VII, which will be in charge of the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido. Trial Chamber VII is composed of Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia (Dominican Republic), Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) and Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji  (Nigeria). 

Dominic Ongwen makes first appearance before the ICC

26/01/2015

On 26 January 2015, Dominic Ongwen appeared before the Single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, at the seat of the ICC in The Hague (The Netherlands). The Single Judge provisionally set the date of the beginning of the confirmation of charges hearing in respect of Dominic Ongwen for 24 August 2015.

Initial appearance of Dominic Ongwen scheduled for 26 January 2015

21/01/2015

Situation: Uganda
Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

The initial appearance of Dominic Ongwen before the single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, is scheduled for Monday, 26 January 2015, at 14:00 (The Hague local time). Dominic Ongwen was transferred to the ICC on 20 January 2015 following an arrest warrant issued by the Court on 8 July 2005 for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, following the surrender and transfer of top LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen

21/01/2015

I welcome the news that Dominic Ongwen, a high ranking commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), has surrendered and been transferred to the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC). I am grateful for the persistent efforts of the Government of Uganda, the Government of the Central African Republic, the Uganda People's Defence Force, the African Union Regional Task Force, and generally, all who have helped realise this significant development. 

Dominic Ongwen transferred to The Hague

20/01/2015

Situation: Uganda
Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

Dominic Ongwen, against whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity and war crimes, is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Central African Republic heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague (Netherlands). On 17 January 2015, Dominic Ongwen was transferred to the ICC's custody.

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