Tomorrow 17 September the ICC Prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, will call on her first witness in the Ruto and Sang cases (Kenya). The trial opened on 10 September at the ICC. It is unclear how the opening of the trial is coordinated with the recent decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II, granting the Prosecution leave to appeal against its decision to reject the Prosecutor’s request to broaden the terms of the Document containing the charges, as they were confirmed at the pre-trial stage. The Prosecutor is asking to broaden the charges in terms of the temporal jurisdiction it covers.
The result in this appeal (once filed) will influence the preparation of the Defence and the scope of the Prosecution case.