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First ICC sentencing judgement

In Statements by Robin

Read the press statement by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice on the first sentencing judgment issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday. On 10 July 2012, Trial Chamber I sentenced Thomas Lubanga Dyilo (Lubanga) to 14 years imprisonment. The Chamber also ordered that the six years already spent in detention since his surrender to the ICC in March 2006 are to be deducted from his sentence. Lubanga was convicted on 14 March 2012 by Trial Chamber I for conscripting, enlisting and using children under the age of 15 to participate actively in hostilities from 1 September 2002 to 13 August 2003. The case involved two stays of proceedings, an adjournment, 67 witnesses and the participation of 129 victims. The Chamber will issue a reparations order at a later date.

Read the press statement

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