The Lubanga Trial Resumes


Published: 13 Oct 2010

The October 8, 2010 decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was awaited with apprehension by victims of international crimes in Ituri, politicians, and others. While the Union des Patriotes Congolais (UPC) declared that they were eagerly awaiting Lubanga’s return, many victims feared the potential security consequences. The Ligue pour la Paix et les Droits de l’Homme (LIPADHO), based in Bunia, noted “victims and intermediaries were worried, unsure of the reaction from supporters of the Forces Patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC), the armed branch of the Union des Patriotes Congolais (UPC), still very active in the field.”

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