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Kenya: ICC Media Advisory - Decisions on the confirmation of charges to be issued on 23 January
20 Jan 2012
Please find below a media advisory issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) announcing that Pre-Trial Chamber II will issue its decisions on whether to confirm or decline to confirm the charges in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang and in the case of The Prosecutor v. Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali, at 11:30 on Monday 23 January 2012.
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I. ICC MEDIA ADVISORY
Note: This document has been produced by the ICC. The CICC Secretariat distributes it as part of its mandate to keep member organizations and individuals informed about developments related to the ICC. The document does not reflect the views of the CICC as a whole or its individual members.
1. "Kenya situation: Decisions on the confirmation of charges to be issued on 23 January," ICC Media Advisory, ICC-CPI-20120120-MA116, http://www.icc-cpi.int/NR/exeres/8262D3FC-D5EE-4F1F-A7FC-3D877897AC72.htm
"On Monday, 23 January 2012, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will issue its decisions to confirm or decline to confirm the charges in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang and in the case of The Prosecutor v. Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali. The confirmation of charges hearings in these two cases were held from 1 to 8 September 2011 and from 21 September to 5 October 2011, respectively.
The decisions will be notified in writing to the parties and participants in both cases. Thereafter, the Judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II will appear publicly in Courtroom I at 11:30 (The Hague time) for the sole purpose of informing the public about the outcome of their decisions. Neither the parties nor the participants will be present in the Courtroom during this public appearance.
Practical information for journalists
The Judges' public appearance can be followed live on the ICC website at:
Audio and video recordings of the Judges' public appearance will be available the same day, on the ICC YouTube channel for viewing, and for downloading in broadcast quality on the Court's FTP server.
Attending the Judges' appearance
Journalists attending the Judges' public appearance on 23 January are kindly asked to:
·confirm their attendance by sending an email to: [email protected];
· arrive no later than 11:00 (The Hague time);
· use the public entrance located at Regulusweg; and
· present a valid press identification card.
The Court's Media Centre will open at 09:00 and will close at 18:00.
The area can seat up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi Internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with Internet access; and 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external calls, journalists are advised to use their mobiles or purchase 0800 pre-paid phone cards beforehand. Such cards are available at newsagents and train stations.
Please note that phone cards cannot be obtained in the vicinity of, or at, the ICC. Mobile phones cannot be used in the public gallery.
Please note that it will not be possible to take photos in the courtroom. However, the Court will provide to all those currently subscribing to receive ICC press releases a link to a selection of high resolution digital photos taken by the photographer (agency pool) during the Judges' public appearance.
The Court will provide feed from the Courtroom to the hot-desk area of the Media Centre. The tables in the Media Centre contain plugs for the video and audio feed from the courtroom (4:3, PAL): BNC video output and XLR audio output. You can record from three possible audio channels: 1 - floor, 2 - French and 3 - English. Each table contains an audio plug. If you need to record on two channels, please use another plug at another table for the second channel. The ICC does not have spare cables available for the crews.
Feed for the SNG trucks
SNG trucks can record the signal from the Courtroom from the distribution box placed in the media parking facilities (see below). Please note that there is no power supply available at the car park and that it is therefore necessary to have a generator.
Media representatives can use the parking facilities located at the intersection of Regulusweg and Wegastraat
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]
You can also follow the Court's activities on YouTube and Twitter."