President Uhuru Kenyatta, also accused at the ICC, is anytime from now set to address a joint session of the Kenyan Parliament as Trial Chamber judges on the Ruto case set to deliver their judgement on prosecution request for witness corporation. Here is the information as posted on ICC website.
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, Situation: Republic of Kenya
Ruto and Sang case: Appeals Chamber to decide on appeal against Trial Chamber decision summonsing witnesses to appear
On Thursday, 9 October 2014, at 15:00 (The Hague local time), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold an open court session to read a summary of its judgment on Mr Ruto and Mr Sang Defence teamsâ€™ appeal against the Trial Chamber V(a) decision of 17 April 2014.
On 17 April 2014, Trial Chamber V(a) granted the Prosecutorâ€™s request to summon witnesses to appear before the Trial Chamber in the Ruto and Sang trial, who were no longer cooperating or no longer willing to testify. The Government of Kenya was requested to assist in serving the summonses to the witnesses. On 5 June 2014, Mr Ruto and Mr Sangâ€™s Defence teams appealed the Trial Chamber V(a) decision.
On 17 June 2014, the Appeals Chamber rejected the Defenceâ€™s request for suspensive effect, meaning that the appeals procedure did not impact the course of the trial hearings at this stage or the testimony of summoned witnesses. This decision was without prejudice to the Appeals Chamber’s judgment on the merits of the ongoing appeals.
On 1 September 2014, the first witness summoned to appear attended the hearing before the Trial Chamber V(a), and four of the nine have testified to date
Scheduling Order for the judgment on the appeals against the decision of Trial Chamber V (A) entitled â€œDecision on Prosecutor’s Application for Witness Summonses and resulting Request for State Party Cooperationâ€ of 17 April 2014 (ICC-01/09-01/11-1274-Corr2)
Attending the hearing
Journalists wishing to cover the hearing are kindly invited to request attendance via email to: PublicAffairs.Unit@icc-cpi.int. All journalists must present a valid press card at the public entrance of the Court, located at Regulusweg (The Hague).
Members of the diplomatic corps, NGOs and other members of the public wishing to attend the hearing are kindly invited to request attendance via email to: ICCVisits@icc-cpi.int.
Attendees must present a valid passport or valid ID with a photo at the public entrance of the Court, located at Regulusweg (The Hague).