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Trial Monitoring
Trial Monitoring
NGOs, academic institutions, and other partners have become more and more involved in monitoring hearings and trials before the ICC. This section provides some information, relevant documents, and related links to help you better follow the most recent trial developments at the ICC.

How to attend Court hearings
ICC hearings are public, unless the Chamber orders a closed session. The public gallery seats 75 persons. Before going to a hearing, we would recommend you to have a look at ICC Rules for hearings  on the ICC Website. Please bring a valid identification document with you. You may also check ICC Hearings Schedule  on the Court’s website.

Partners monitoring ICC judicial activities
Some CICC Member NGOs and other partners have become very involved in monitoring day to day trial activities at the Court. You will find bellow a short description of their respective projects.

Avocats sans frontières (ASF) Belgium: ASF has produced short daily reports (in FR) of the confirmation of charges hearing held in November 2006 in The Hague in the Lubanga case. These daily reports are available on ASF Website.

International Bar Association (IBA): As part of its new ICC Monitoring and Outreach Programme, the International Bar Association monitors and reports on the work and the proceedings of the ICC, focusing in particular on issues affecting the fair trial rights of the accused, the implementation of the 1998 Rome Statute, the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, and related ICC documents, in the context of relevant international standards. Reports on monitoring are available on the IBA website.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR): The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a media development NGO long specialised in covering the ICTY, has been continuing its new commitment to regular features and analysis of the ICC. You may read IWPR’s latest pieces on the ICC on IWPR’s website 

Trial Watch is a Project of TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) a Swiss Association against Impunity. The website offers access to summaries of numerous criminal proceedings in the field of international criminal law (essentially concerning genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture), which took place (or are taking place) in national or international courts.  Apart from short descriptions of the facts underlying the processes, the site also offers abstracts of the legal proceedings and links to relevant documents. (judgments, NGO reports, bibliographies, news articles, etc.)

The Hague Justice Portal This portal is a gateway to information, news and research on the Hague organisations in the fields of international peace, justice and security. It seeks to improve access to the Hague courts, tribunals and organisations and to encourage academic debate.
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
21 Mar 2007
ICC Transcripts of Hearings and Schedule
Related Websites
Author Date and Title
21 Mar 2007
Avocats sans frontières (ASF) Belgium
Hague Academic Coalition
21 Mar 2007
The Hague Justice Portal
21 Mar 2007
International Bar Association (IBA)
21 Mar 2007
Institute for War and Peace (IWPR) reporting
21 Mar 2007
Trial Watch
21 Mar 2007
The War Crime Study Center
Trial Monitoring
On 9 November 2006, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I opened the Confirmation of Charges Hearing in the case of the Prosecutor v. Mr Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. ęANP
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