Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold hearings in the trial of Thomas Lubanga (see press release by the ICC). Lubanga was arrested on 19 March 2005 and transferred to the ICC on 17 March 2006. He stands accused of committing the following war crimes: (1) the war crime of enlisting children under the age of fifteen; (2) the war crime of conscription of children under the age of fifteen; and (3) the war crime of using children under the age of fifteen (see Warrant of Arrest of 10 February 2006; ICC-01/04-01/06-2).
For more information, visit the website of Trial Watch or the ICC.
[…] The warrant of arrest lists three counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of war crimes. Mr Katanga is the second person to be surrendered to the detention centre at the Hague; the first being Thomas Lubanga Dyilo (see previous Post). […]