On Friday 23 of April 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber A (Article 70) of the Worldwide Legal Courtroom (ICC), composed of Decide Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou, set new date for submission statements to the affirmation of expenses within the case towards Mr. Paul Gicheru, a Kenya primarily based lawyer and Philip Kipkoech.
In line with a media launch from ICC, the Chamber will concern its determination on the affirmation of expenses inside sixty (60) days of receipt of the defence’s reply in accordance with regulation 53 of the Laws of the Courtroom.
The Judges ordered that the Prosecution shall full the disclosure of the proof by 26 April 2021. The Prosecution and the defence shall file their written submissions at the very least by 30 April 2021. The Prosecution shall file a response on 7 Might 2021 and the defence shall additionally file a reply on 17 Might 2021.
ABOUT THE CASE:
Paul Gicheru is charged with offences of administration of justice by corruptly influencing witnesses relating to instances from Kenya. His warrant of arrest was issued below sealed towards him and Philip Kipkoech Bett on 10 March 2015 and unsealed on 10 September 2015 for a similar offences.
On 2 November 2020, Paul Gicheru surrendered to the authorities of The Netherlands by advantage of arrest warrant for offences towards the administration of justice.
On 3 November 2020, Paul Gicheru was surrendered to the ICC custody after the completion of the mandatory nationwide proceedings. His first look earlier than the Courtroom happened on 6 November 2020 and on 11 December 2020. Pre-Trial Chamber A severed the instances towards them (Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett.)
As affirmation of expenses process is ordered to be performed in writing, the Prosecutor was requested to file doc containing the costs and listing of proof on the 12 of March 2021 whereas the defence filed its listing of proof on April 2021.
Each events needed to file their written submissions, changing the affirmation of expenses listening to on this case, on 23 of April 2021.
Subsequently, the Prosecutor and the defence could reply to the written submissions respectively on 30 April 2021 and on 7 Might 2021. The affirmation of expenses continuing is held to find out whether or not or not there may be enough proof to conduct the next section of the proceedings of the trial. It is a determination that lies with the trial Chamber.