Schedule of Hearings

There are currently no dates set for hearings.

Attending a public sitting

  • Public sittings are announced by press release and may be attended by the general public unless the Tribunal decides otherwise or the parties request that the public sitting be closed to the public. The decisions of the Tribunal are read at a public sitting.
  • Public sittings take place in one of the three courtrooms of the Tribunal. The main courtroom seats up to 250 people, the smaller courtrooms approximately 50 each. In the event that the courtroom is full, seating can be provided in the rotunda area where the public sitting may be followed on the media wall.
  • Public sittings are held in the Tribunal's two official languages, English and French. Simultaneous interpretation into the other language is provided. Headphones are available in the entrance hall of the Tribunal.
  • Public sittings generally last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a break from 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a break from 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Members of the diplomatic and consular corps and the general public wishing to attend a hearing are requested to register with the Press Office. Members of the press are requested to submit the accreditation form.

Requests to attend a public sitting should be sent to the Press Office.

Tel.: +49 40 35607-227

Fax: +49 40 35607-245


  • Restricted parking is available for visitors in the car park to the right of the main entrance.
  • All visitors must undergo a security check at the entrance and should carry valid proof of identity (passport or identity card).
  • Mobile phones should be switched off.
  • Those attending public sittings or events at the Tribunal accept that photographs taken or film footage recorded by or on behalf of the Tribunal’s Press Office at the sitting or event may be used by the Tribunal for public relations purposes.
  • Unobtrusive audio and video recording of the public sitting is permitted. Filming is subject to special authorization from the Press Office. Facilities are available to connect recording equipment directly to the Tribunal’s audio system. Photographs may be taken for a few minutes at the opening and at the end of the hearings.
  • Headphones are available in the entrance hall of the Tribunal.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the building. No food or drink is allowed in the courtroom.
  • Anybody causing disruption to the public sitting will be requested to leave the courtroom.