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Germain Katanga Judgment Scheduled for March 7

The International Criminal Court’s Trial Chamber II has rescheduled its  judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga to Friday, March 7, 2014, at 9:30 (The Hague local time). The original date of February 7, 2014 was changed as one of the judges was  unavailable for health reasons.

For background on the trial, the Open Society Justice Initiative has produced a 2-page fact sheet and a more in depth 15-page briefing paper.

Katanga, alleged commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en
[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 November 24, 2009 and closing statements from parties and participants were heard from May 15 to 23, 2012.