Tag Archives: Lubanga

The ICC and Justice in the Wake of the Ngudjolo Acquittal

For many at the International Criminal Court, it was a rough day at the office. For many in the DRC, it was bewildering and upsetting. On 18 December, ICC judges acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo, the former Congolese rebel leader who had been on trial for his alleged … Continue reading

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Reparations for Lubanga’s Victims: What the ICC Can Do

Earlier this week, the International Criminal Court released the Trial Chamber’s decision on the principles and procedures to be applied to reparations following from Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’s war crimes conviction for enlisting and conscripting child soldiers and using them to … Continue reading

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Defendants on the Run — What’s a Court to do?

Gillian McCall, a London-based researcher in international criminal law, joins JiC with a fascinating guest post on the question of whether trials in absentia are legitimate and legal. Gillian offers a glimpse into how the various international tribunals have treated … Continue reading

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The International Criminal Court and Deterrence – The ‘Lubanga Syndrome’

Niki Frencken joins JiC for this thoughtful post on deterrence in the wake of the Lubanga verdict. Niki is a freelance researcher, documentary maker and writer who has focused much of her work on conflict resolution and transitional justice in … Continue reading

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Lubanga and the Trouble with ICC Deterrence

This is piece was originally posted at Opinio Juris, which has organized a fascinating and thought-provoking virtual round-table on the Lubanga verdict and its legacy. Check out, inter alia, contributions from Mark Drumbl, Dov Jacobs, Jens Ohlin and Kevin Jon Heller. Drumbl’s … Continue reading

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