Domestic Trials to go Hand in Hand with the ICC

April 14, 2008

The government of Uganda has insisted that the impending peace agreement with the LRA will not detract from the ICC’s attempts to put rebel leaders on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  Officials have said that domestic trials can compliment the work of the ICC, and should be carried out in tandem.

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First Trial before ICC Scheduled

March 17, 2008

After being canceled once already, the first trial has been scheduled before the ICC, set to begin on June 23.  Thomas Lubanga of the DRC is charged with recruiting child soldiers  during the Congolese civil war.