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On 7 March 2014 at 09:30 (The Hague local time), Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) – composed of Judge Bruno Cotte (Presiding Judge), Judge Fatoumata Dembele Diarra, and Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert – is delivering its judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga. A summary of the judgment will be read during a public Court hearing by Presiding Judge Bruno Cotte, in the presence of the Accused and his Defence team, the Prosecution and the Legal Representatives of Victims.
Germain Katanga, alleged commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri [Patriotic Resistance Force in Ituri] (FRPI) is accused of three counts of crimes against humanity (murder, rape and sexual slavery) and seven counts of war crimes (using children under the age of 15 to take active part in the hostilities; directing an attack against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities; wilful killing; destruction of property; pillaging; sexual slavery and rape). His trial started on 24 November 2009 and closing statements from parties and participants were heard from 15 to 23 May 2012.
Further information on this case is available here.