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Posts published in August 2011

Closing Statements in the Lubanga Case

The closing statements in the case Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo started today, 25 August 2011, before Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC). They will continue tomorrow with the closing statements of the Defence. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is accused of having committed, as a co-perpetrator, war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of the Congo) (FPLC), and using them to participate actively in hostilities in Ituri, a district of the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo,…