The trial Chamber Five (V) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has temporarily postponed the date of trial opening in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang. Instead, the chamber has arranged for a public status conference on May 14, 2013.
During the status Conference, both parties and participants will present their observations on the Prosecutor’s request and add five more witnesses to the list of witnesses and the Defence’s request to vacate the trial date.
The chamber is also expected to hold non-public ex parte status conferences with the Prosecution on May &, 2013 and with the Defence on May 14, 2013, to discuss these issues and other procedural matters.
The court indicated that a new date for the trial’s opening will be scheduled after hearing the parties and participants’ observations during the status conference.