WAR CRIMES: Ntaganda Appears In ICC Dock On Tuesday

discount geneva;”>During the initial appearance hearing, information pills the Judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II will verify the identity of the suspect and the language in which he is able to follow the proceedings. Mr Ntaganda will be informed of the charges against him.

The Judges will also schedule a date for the opening of the confirmation of charges hearing, a preliminary step to decide whether the case will be referred to a trial or not.

On 22 March 2013, Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself voluntarily and is now in the ICC’s custody.

Two warrants of arrest had been issued by the ICC for Bosco Ntaganda for seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Ituri (Democratic Republic of the Congo) between 1 September 2002 and the end of September 2003.


He was the former alleged Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo [Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo] (FPLC) before later forming CNDP and then M23.

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