Šešelj Appeal Judgement – Practical Information for Media

The Appeal Judgement in the case of Vojislav Šešelj before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT or Mechanism) is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 April 2018, at 14:00 in Courtroom I, Hague branch.

Media accreditation

Media accreditation is now closed.

Media accredited with access to the Mechanism building only 

  • Mark Carlson - AP
  • Aleksandar Cvrkotić - N1
  • Taymour Elalfy - Ruptly
  • Bishr El-Touni - AP TV
  • Aleksandar Furtula - AP
  • John Hermse - Bloomberg
  • Loic Hofstedt - AFP
  • Dejan Jovanović - RTS
  • Gleb Karew - Ruptly
  • Zoran Mikletić - Al Jazeera Balkans
  • Vjekoslav Pavelka - N1
  • Andre van Solinge - ARD
  • Frank Wittlinger - ARD

Media accredited to the Mechanism building and Public Gallery of Courtroom I

  • Stephanie van den Berg - Reuters
  • Joanna Biddle - AFP
  • Vitaly Chugin - Tass
  • Denis Džidić - BIRN
  • Branimir Farkaš - HRT
  • Jan Hennop - AFP
  • Ivan Ilić - RTV
  • Vanja Kranic - N1
  • Tomislav Krasnec - Večernji list
  • Sophie Mignon - AFP
  • Miloš Milić - RTS
  • Nikola Radišić - N1
  • Adnan Rondić - Al Jazeera Balkans
  • Merle Tilk - ARD
  • Thomas Verfuss - Journalists for Justice
  • Tihomir Vinković - HRT

Please note that standard accreditation passes will NOT be valid for entry to the building on the day of the hearing. Only accredited media representatives will be granted access to the building.

Those not accredited to the Courtroom may follow the live hearing on the screens in the lobby. The lobby will be equipped with work spaces, power outlets and Wi-Fi connection. Journalists wishing to connect to the lobby’s feeds should bring compatible equipment and a BNC cable. The hearing will be broadcast in English only but the audio feed will be available in English, French and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Journalists are required to pick up their accreditation tickets on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, between 9.30 and 12:00 at the gate outside the main entrance.

Due to limited resource capacity, there will be limited ability to support the media representatives’ requests on the day.

Filming inside the Mechanism’s building

No filming is allowed inside the Mechanism’s building. Filming of the court proceedings is carried out by the Mechanism and an audio-visual feed will be distributed.

SNG vehicles

Limited space is available in the vicinity of the Mechanism’s building for SNG trucks. The Mechanism does not issue accreditations for SNG trucks and spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Trucks parked in non-designated area will be asked to move by the local authorities.

Limited break-out boxes for the audio and video feeds are available. However, media organizations must ensure that they have an adequate supply of cabling and power.

Security Procedures

Main Entrance

All persons entering the building are subject to security checks of their person and belongings. No one is permitted access to the building without complying fully with the requirements of the Mechanism’s security officers. All members of the press must present their accreditation ticket, a valid press card and a valid passport/ID with a photo at the entrance.

Access to the Lobby

Persons with accreditation to access the lobby must remain within that area of the building and will not be allowed into the public gallery of the Courtroom.

Access to Public Gallery

Once in the building, persons who have been granted accreditation to access the public gallery of the courtroom are required to pass through an additional security check. Persons will be required to show both the building and public gallery accreditations. No electronic equipment whatsoever will be allowed in to the courtroom’s public gallery. Please do not carry mobiles, cameras or other such electronic devices.

It is possible to leave these items with the Mechanism’s Security in the deposit boxes at the main entrance. If you use Mechanism’s storage facilities, please plan for extra time to store your items and be reminded that the Mechanism shall not be liable for any loss or damage to any items or equipment.

Court Formalities

The Presiding Judge is responsible for the dignity and decorum of the courtroom proceedings and may order that any person be removed from the public gallery at any time. The formal entry of the Judges will be announced by an usher who will ask all present to rise. All present will stand and remain standing until after the Judges have taken their seats. A similar procedure will be followed at the close or any adjournment of the proceedings. All present will be asked to remain standing until all Judges have left the courtroom. For more information please refer to the MICT Rules of Decorum.

For further information please contact:

Spokesperson – Helena Eggleston
Tel: +31 70 512 5691; +31 6 11 92 37 43
or e-mail egglestonh@un.org

External Relations office
Tel: +31 70 512 8613; 512-5759
or e-mail mict-press@un.org