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Key ICC Events in 2015

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With this being our last week of blogging, it seems like the perfect time to highlight some of the major events and dates at the ICC to keep an eye out for after the academic year is over.

The trials of the Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda and former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo are both scheduled to begin in July, while the “confirmation of charges” hearing for LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen will open on August 24 to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial.

Also during the summer, the ICC member states will meet to elect a new judge to fill the vacancy left by Filipino judge Miriam Defensor Santiago, moving the number of judges on the court back to seven.

The ICC will be moving in the fall to its permanent home in Scheveningen in The Hague. The ICC building will have 56,000 square meters of floor space, and will be equipped with 1,200 working spaces, 3 courtrooms, and a restaurant (among other amenities).

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