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Kenya situation: Practical information on the 7 April 2011 initial appearance of William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang
Situation: Republic of Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang
On Thursday, 7 April 2011, at 09:30 (The Hague local time), the initial appearance hearing of William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang is scheduled to take place before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Courtroom I. The hearing is being held in order to verify the identity of the suspects and to ensure that they have been informed of the crimes which they are alleged to have committed as well as of their rights under the Rome Statute, founding treaty of the ICC.
The hearing will be held in open session unless ordered otherwise.
Please note that the practical information regarding the separate initial appearance hearing in the case against Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali, scheduled on 8 April, 2011, will be announced separatelyI. To view the hearing from outside of the Court.
I. To view the hearing from outside of the Court
Live web streaming of the hearing will be available, with no delay, on the ICC website, through the following links:
English: CLICK HERE
Hearing summaries: An audio (floor channel only) and video summary of the hearing will be available the same day.
AV programmes: The radio and television programme “In the Courtroom” (in English) for downloading and on the ICC YouTube channel will be available the following day.
II. To attend the hearing at the Court
All visitors and media representatives planning to attend the hearing are kindly asked to:
•Request a seat in the Public Gallery or confirm attendance in the Media Centre by sending an email to PublicAffairs.Unit@icc-cpi.int;
•Arrive no later than 09:15 (The Hague local time);
•Use the public entrance located at Regulusweg; and
•Present a valid identification card (press pass, for the media).
III. Practical information for the media
•Filming, photography and recording will not be allowed inside the Court building. Any recordings of interviews must take place outside of the Court.
•The ICC will provide live feed to the Media Centre and SNG trucks. Courtroom photographs will be provided in a press release later in the day.
•There are no lunch facilities in the Court’s Public Gallery or Media Centre. Vending machines with light refreshments are available near the lockers in the Public Gallery.
For this hearing, the Court’s Media Centre will open at 08:00 and will close at 19:00.
The area can seat up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi Internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with Internet access; and 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external calls, journalists are advised to use their mobiles or purchase 0800 pre-paid phone cards beforehand. Such cards are available at newsagents and train stations, but not at the ICC. Mobile phones cannot be used in the public gallery.
Hearing will be broadcast live through Eurovision, free of rights and free of charge in Europe (W3A), Asia, North and South America and Africa (AB3 C band). Information on frequencies and updates will be available here next week.
The Court will provide feed from Courtroom I to the hot-desk area of the Media Centre. The tables in the Media Centre contain plugs for the video and audio feed from the courtroom (4:3, PAL): BNC video output and XLR audio output (using 220 watt voltage and plugs standard for The Netherlands). You can record from three possible audio channels: 1 – floor, 2 – English and 3 – French. Each table contains an audio plug. If you need to record on two channels, please use another plug at another table for the second channel. The ICC does not have spare cables available for the crews.
Feed for the SNG trucks
SNG trucks can record the signal from Courtroom I from the distribution box placed in the media parking facilities. Please note that there is no power supply available at the car park and that it is therefore necessary to have a generator.
Media representatives can use the parking facilities located at the intersection of Regulusweg and Wegastraat.
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