Prlić et al. Appeal Judgement Press Kit

The pronouncement of the Appeal Judgement in the Prlić et al. case will take place on 29 November 2017 at 10:00 in Courtroom I of the Tribunal.

Media accreditation


The media accreditation proccess is now closed. Journalists who received a confirmation of their accreditation for the judgement delivery are required to pick up their accreditation tickets on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, starting at 8:00 in front of the ICTY building.

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

Those not accredited to the Public Gallery in Courtroom I may follow the hearing on the screens in the lobby of the ICTY.

Press areas in the lobby will be equipped with work spaces, power outlets and Wi-Fi connection. Journalists wishing to connect to the lobby feeds should bring compatible equipment. The hearing will be streamed in English only, but an audio feed will be available to follow the proceedings in English, French and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Filming inside the ICTY building

No filming is allowed inside the ICTY building. Filming of the judgement pronouncement will be carried out by ICTY staff.  An audio-visual feed will be distributed live. The judgement will also be broadcast online at

SNG vehicles

Limited space is available in the vicinity of the ICTY building for SNG trucks. The ICTY does not issue accreditation for SNG trucks, and spaces are reserved on a “first come, first served” basis. Trucks parked in non-designated areas will be asked to move by the local authorities.

Limited break-out boxes for the audio and video feeds are available. However, media organisations 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 themselves and their belongings. No one is permitted access to the building without complying fully with the requirements of the ICTY 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 Public Gallery

Once in the court building, persons who have been granted accreditation to access the Public Gallery of the Courtroom are required to pass through an additional security check. Visitors will be required to show both their building and Public Gallery accreditations. No electronic equipment whatsoever will be allowed into the Courtroom’s Public Gallery. Please do not carry mobile phones, cameras or other electronic devices.

It is possible to leave such items with the ICTY Security inside the lockers at the Main Entrance of the Tribunal. If you plan to use the lockers, please allow for extra time to store your items on entrance and be reminded that the ICTY is not liable for any loss or damage of any items or equipment.

Access to lobby

Visitors with ICTY lobby accreditation must remain within that area of the building, and are not permitted into the Public Gallery of the Courtroom.

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 ICTY 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.


If you have any further questions, and for all media requests, please, contact Press Office, via press [at] or +31 70 512 52 10; +31 70 512 58 82, +31 70 512 52 71, +3170 512 51 16.

Nenad Golčevski, Spokesperson for the ICTY Registry and Chambers can be reached via golcevski [at]; +31 70 512 86 13; +31 6 11 92 37 48

For all questions related to the work of the Office of the Prosecutor, please, contact Ljiljana Piteša, via pitesa [at] or +31 70 512 89 58; +31 6 29 56 56 98.