DR Congo: No More Delays for Justice

M23 rebells

The Democratic Republic of Congo should adopt a draft law establishing specialized mixed chambers for trying serious rights abuses, 146 Congolese and international organizations said in a joint declaration today. Parliament should also pass a draft law during the current parliamentary session to incorporate the International Criminal Court (ICC) treaty into Congolese law. The parliamentary session began on March 15, 2014.

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Thomas Lubanga sentenced to 14 years for Congo war crimes

Democratic Republic of Congo warlord who recruited and used child soldiers is the first person convicted by the ICC

Thomas Lubanga sits in the International Criminal Court

The international criminal court has handed down its first sentence, jailing for 14 years a Congolese warlord who recruited and used child soldiers.

Thomas Lubanga was found guilty in March of abducting boys and girls under the age of 15 and forcing them to fight in the Democratic Republic of the Congo‘s eastern Ituri region in 2002-2003.

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Paul Kagame accepte de faciliter le transfert de Bosco Ntaganda à la CPI

Indicted war criminal Bosco Ntaganda poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters in Goma Democratic Republic of Congo

Le président rwandais, Paul Kagame, a affirmé jeudi 21 mars que son pays apporterait tout le soutien nécessaire au transfert du rebelle congolais Bosco Ntaganda vers la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), prévu dans les prochains jours. Bosco Ntaganda s’est officiellement présenté lundi à l’ambassade américaine. Selon les Etats-Unis, il a lui-même demandé à Continue reading “Paul Kagame accepte de faciliter le transfert de Bosco Ntaganda à la CPI”

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