The ICC’s First Verdict: The View From Ituri


Published: 3 Apr 2012
By: Olivia Bueno
Source: The InterDependent

On March 14, 2012, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued the first verdict since it began operations 10 years ago in the case of Thomas Lubanga, a former militia leader from the region of Ituri in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Lubanga, whose forces had sought regional autonomy for Ituri, was convicted of conscripting and enlisting child soldiers and using them in hostilities.

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Programmes: Resolving Displacement, Accountability
Regions: Great Lakes Region, Democratic Republic of Congo
Type: External Article, IRRI Blog