Dutch lawyers representing three individuals who appeared as witnesses before the International Criminal Court (ICC) have filed an amicus brief before the ICC. The lawyers informed Trial Chamber II about the witness’ ongoing asylum proceedings and proceedings about their detention, currently pending before the Dutch Supreme Court.
The three witnesses were brought to The Hague in March 2011 to testify in the defense of Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who were charged by the ICC with war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during an attack on Bogoro, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The witnesses had been imprisoned in the DRC pending charges related to the conflict there. Therefore, they were incarcerated at the ICC Detention … Continue Reading