ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen. Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.
ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen. Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

Ongwen defence supplements submissions on fair trial violations: The Defence for Dominic Ongwen submitted an addendum on 10 January 2018 to its request for findings on fair trial violations. On 11 December 2017, the Defence requested additional resources in full equality with the Prosecution. The Defence argued that the inequality of resources between the Prosecution and Defence compounded a failure by the Prosecution to properly inform the Accused of the charges contrary to Article 67(1) of the Rome Statute. The latter was pursued in a further motion on 8 January 2018, wherein the Defence sought findings on fair trial violations and a stay of proceedings due to the failure to provide a full translation of the charging document in the Accused’s language. The addendum filed on 10 January maintained that the current translation was incomplete and pressed for the requested findings. The Trial Chamber has not yet decided on either matter. (Defence Submissions of 11 December 2017, Defence Submissions of 8 January 2018, Defence Submissions of 10 January 2018)