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Can video help bring a warlord to justice?

As readers of this blog are well aware, the trial of Thomas Lubanga Diylo is the first trial at the ICC, what you may not know is that it is also the first time that video has played an integral role in bringing a warlord to the court. Though there is debate about whether the charges against Mr. Lubanga are the “most heinous crimes which he may have committed,” video is illuminating the charges of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of fifteen, as was evidenced by Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo’s opening statement on Monday. The widespread recruitment and…