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ICC Ruto and Sang case: Hearing on the adjournment of the trial, 23 September 2013

Posted by African Press International on September 23, 2013

The adjournment was due to the request by the defence in order to allow the accused Deputy President to travel back to Kenya and assist President Uhuru Kenyatta in dealing with the crisis brought about by Al Shabaab terrorists now holding hostages inside Westgate Mall in Nairobi for the third day.

Reports coming out frm the government confirm 62 deaths and 175 injured.

Here below is the ruling by the court;

Situation: The Republic of Kenya

Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

Today, 23 September 2013, Trial Chamber V (a) of the International Criminal Court consisting of judge Chile Eboe – Osuji (presiding judge), Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Judge Robert Fremr held a hearing on the request made by the Defence of Mr Ruto to adjourn the trial and excuse the accused from his presence at trial for a limited period of time.

In light of the circumstances in Kenya and the views heard during the hearing, the Chamber excused Mr Ruto from the proceedings. For the moment the excusal is permitted for one week only, subject to any further requests that Defence counsel may make if need be to extend it.

Trial Chamber V (a) has also decided to temporarily adjourn hearings in the Ruto and Sang trial, not continuing to hear the testimony of 536 in the absence of Mr Ruto.

The Defence for Mr Ruto filed a request to the Appeals Chamber for reconsideration of its decision on suspensive effect regarding the Prosecutor’s appeal of the decision excusing Mr Ruto from continuous presence at trial.

The trial is adjourned pending either the Appeals Chamber’s decision on the Defence’s urgent request or the expiration of the one-week excusal period, whichever comes earlier.

On 18 June 2013, Trial Chamber V(a) had issued a decision excusing Mr Ruto from being continuously physically present at trial, except for specified hearings. However the Prosecutor appealed this decision and the Appeals Chamber gave the Prosecutor’s request suspensive effect until a final decision on this appeal is made. Mr Ruto was requested to be present during all trial hearings pending the final determination on the Prosecutor’s appeal.



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Kenya cases: International Criminal Court Presidency decides on new composition of Trial Chamber V

Posted by African Press International on May 21, 2013

According to the decision, Trial Chamber V(a) in charge of the case of Mr Ruto and Mr Sang, will be composed of Judges Olga Herrera Carbuccia, Robert Fremr and Chile Eboe-Osuji. Trial Chamber V(b), in charge of the case of Mr Kenyatta, will be composed of Judges Kuniko Ozaki, Robert Fremr and Chile Eboe-Osuji.

It is the role of the ICC Presidency as part of its judicial functions to constitute Chambers, decide on their composition, and assign cases to Chambers. Similar changes in the composition of Chambers have been made in previous cases before the ICC, such as the cases of Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngud= jolo Chui, of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo and of Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus.


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