Thursday, 15 March 2012

Thomas Lubanga

Thomas Lubanga was a Congolese warlord who has been  indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes of recruiting and using child soldiers between 2002 and 2003. He headed a rebel group during an inter-ethnic conflict in a gold-rich region of Democratic Republic of Congo.

This is the ICC's first verdict since it was set up 10 years ago and has been hailed as a coming-of-age of the institution, and its ability to bring the world's worst offenders to justice when national authorities have failed to investigate their crimes.

Others ICC suspects include Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan leader, and several members of the Sudanese government, including President Omar al-Bashir. 

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