The International Criminal Case involving Kenyan Lawyer Paul Gicheru is slated to take place on 24th September after it was postponed from September 17th following his appeal.
Gicheru was to travel to Hague, but his request to attend the trial virtually was granted, with Trial Chamber III Judge Miatta Samba giving Gicheru a condition that he will link up with the ICC registry to make sure the session is not delayed.
“The chamber reminds the defense, that it is in the responsibility of the defense to liaise with the registry and ensure the attendance of the accused via video technology to avoid any delay."
According to a publication by the Standard, ICC revealed that every witness will be protected based on the level of risk tabled at the Court's registry, all which will involve shifting the witnesses alongside their families out of the country.
It was further stated that the witnesses will be allowed to use Kiswahili and English, with the Court admitting that it might be hard to keep up with witnesses who will use local languages.
“For the sake of completeness, if other Kenyan spoken languages were to bespoken, the registry would not, at this time, be in a position to guarantee that resources would be available to meet interpretation needs.”
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