By Gladys Oroma
The Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Herman von Hebel will on Tuesday next week address at the Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC).
Mr. Herman Von Herbel will address press on the impending trial of the former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen.
Ongwen faces over 70 charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes at the ICC. His trial begins on December 6.
Mr. Herman who will be in Uganda from December 3rd – 12th will also address a cross section of civil society organization, media and victims of the LRA war on issues regarding the trial, according to a statement from the ICC.
NUMEC runs a media resource centre in Gulu that among others offers press conference facilities to various stakeholders. The ICC has over years held numerous media briefings at NUMEC.
Who is Mr. Herman Von Hebel?
According to statement from the ICC, Mr Herman von Hebel was elected as the registrar of ICC on the 8th of March 2013. He has extensive experience in the fields of International Human Rights, International Criminal Court and the functioning and management of International Criminal Court. Prior to joining ICC, he was the Deputy Registrar of then Special Tribunal of Lebanon from 2009 -2013. He also served as the Deputy Registrar then Registrar for the Special Court Sierra Leone from 2002- 2006. From 2001 until 2006 he was the senior legal officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr Herman von Hebel begun his career in the Dutch government where he worked in various capacities from 1990 until 2000 at the Ministry of Justice. During that time, he was part of the Dutch delegation at the negotiation of the Rome statute which led to the establishment of the international criminal court. He studied international law at the university of Groningen the Netherlands from 1981-1987.