On 7 August, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court issued a decision on the applicable principles for determining reparations for victims arising out of the case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Mr. Lubanga was found guilty of the war crime of conscripting and enlisting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March [...]
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Today the International Criminal Court handed down its first sentencing decision in relation to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, sentencing him to 14 years imprisonment. Mr. Lubanga was convicted on March 14, 2012 of “conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate in hostilities in the Ituri region in the Democratic [...]
The oral submissions on sentencing in the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo have been scheduled to take place next 13 June before the ICC Trial Chamber I. The Prosecution and the legal representatives of victims shall file submissions by 14 May on the evidence presented during trial that may be applicable to the sentence, along [...]
Last March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of fifteen and using them to participate actively in hostilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo from September 2002 to August 2003. One of the main issues of the judgment concerns the interpretation of [...]
by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012, 17:30 to 19:00 Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP Chair: Dr Andraz Zidar, British Institute of International and Comparative Law Speakers: – Associate Professor Olympia Bekou, University of Nottingham School of Law – Dr Conor [...]
According to a recent article circulated by the Hirondelle News Agency, the ICC could charge some intermediaries for inciting witnesses to make false testimonies in the Lubanga trial. Due to security concerns, the Prosecution hired intermediaries (non-court staff) to assist with the investigation and preparation of the Lubanga case. Such intermediaries identified witnesses who were [...]
In a recent article published by the International Center for Transitional Justice, Paul Seils commented on the implications of the ICC Judgment in the Thomas Lubanga case. Earlier this month, the Trial Chamber had convicted Lubanga for recruiting and using children as fighters within his militia. Sails notes some serious concerns arising in connection with this judgement, [...]