Rome Statute
Part 6: The Trial

Article Art. 63
Trial in the presence of the accused


The accused shall be present during the trial.


If the accused, being present before the Court, continues to disrupt the trial, the Trial Chamber may remove the accused and shall make provision for him or her to observe the trial and instruct counsel from outside the courtroom, through the use of communications technology, if required. Such measures shall be taken only in exceptional circumstances after other reasonable alternatives have proved inadequate, and only for such duration as is strictly required.

Source: Article 63 — Trial in the presence of the accused, https://www.­icc-cpi.­int/Publications/Rome-Statute.­pdf.

Last Updated

Jun. 25, 2022

Art. 63’s source at icc-cpi​.int