Media representatives are required to register in advance by filling out the online accreditation form for the relevant ICJ public sitting(s) on the ICJ calendar.
No parking is allowed on the Peace Palace grounds. All vehicles should be parked in the neighbouring streets (most of which are metered). Media wishing to use satellite vehicles are requested to fill in the appropriate fields in the online accreditation form and follow the instructions provided by the Information Department.
Owing to the limited number of seats available in the Great Hall of Justice, priority access is given to representatives of the States that are parties to the case, and members of the diplomatic corps. Journalists are invited to follow the sittings of the Court live from the Press Room.
Photographers and camera crews are permitted to enter the Great Hall for a few minutes (usually from 9.30 to 10.05 a.m. and/or from 2.30 to 3.05 p.m.) at the start of certain sittings: on these occasions, they will be escorted by ICJ Staff and must keep to the right side of the room.
A press room with the following facilities is located on the ground floor of the Peace Palace :
No parking is allowed on the Peace Palace grounds. All vehicles should be parked in the neighbouring streets (most of which are metered). Media wishing to use satellite vehicles are requested to fill in the appropriate fields in the online accreditation form and follow the instructions provided by the Information Department (Read also below : "A.6. Satellite trucks (SNG vans)").
The Palace is not equipped with a generator to supply power to satellite trucks. There is a field patch by means of which crews can hook up to the Court's audio-visual system (image ratio 16/9) which offers multiple outputs (1080i HD-SDI (PAL) + SD-SDI (PAL) + SD-analogic (PAL) + SD-analogic (NTSC) ; our SDI outputs include 3 embedded audio channels (Original/French/English). Other video outputs can be combined with our XLR audio outputs). This field patch is located to the right side of the building (just outside the Great Hall of Justice). Media organizations should ensure that they have an adequate supply of power and cabling. The media's attention is drawn to the fact that the layout of the site (size of the Palace, presence of trees, limited number of spots) can sometimes create problems in the transmission of satellite beams (especially southward). A diagram of the premises is available from the Information Department upon request.
Television crews wishing to erect stand-up positions on the Palace premises are required to obtain prior approval from the Information Department, which can provide technical assistance. Representatives of States or organizations involved in proceedings before the Court do sometimes agree to speak to the press after public sittings. No interviews are to be conducted in the Great Hall of Justice. Journalists are kindly invited to conduct such interviews, either in the Palace entry hall or on the entrance staircase, without obstructing the passage.
The President, Members of the Court and the Registrar occasionally grant interviews concerning the history of the ICJ, the general way it operates or their specific duties. They never comment on pending cases. All requests for interviews should be submitted by e-mail to the Information Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) setting out the name of the Judge(s) and the main questions to be asked. Staff members of the Information Department are not authorized to grant interviews, but can provide journalists with general information on the work of the Court.
The ICJ produces videos and still pictures of all its public sessions and various official events. It also offers a presentation video in a large number of languages. These photos and videos are made available to the Press, schools and universities free of charge for editorial use (no copyrights).
Mr. Andrey Poskakukhin, First Secretary of the Court, Head of Department (+31 (0)70 302 2336)
Mr. Boris Heim and Ms Joanne Moore, Information Officers (+31 (0)70 302 2337)
Mr. Avo Sevag Garabet, Associate Information Officer (+31 (0)70 302 2394)
Ms Genoveva Madurga, Administrative Assistant (+31 (0)70 302 2396)
Address: International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ, The Hague, The Netherlands