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IDEA UK and the Open Society Justice Initiative have teamed up to create a resource on international criminal justice for debaters, students and citizens that are interested in understanding the concepts and procedures of international criminal justice.

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Open Society Justice Initiative Trial Reports

Thomas Lubanga

Thomas LubangaThomas Lubanga was the first person to be indicted by the International Criminal Court. He was indicted on accusations of the use of child soldiers during the 1999-2007 Ituri conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in which the Union of Congolese Patriots, which he founded, was involved.

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Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

While also implicated in incidents within his home country as well, DR Congolese businessman Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is on trial at the ICC for events in the Central African Republic.

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ICC Kenya Monitor

ICC

The International Criminal Court investigation is concerned with violence after the disputed 2007 Presidential election. After the announcement of the PNU’s Mwai Kibaki as winner, supporters of the ODM’s Raila Odinga rejected the results, demonstrated, largely ethnic violence caused 1,500 deaths and 600,000 displacements. The Kenyan government launched a commission, which recommended a special tribunal, which was politically rejected in Kenya, leading to the commission to send evidence to the ICC.

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Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, was tried for events that took place in the Sierra Leone Civil War.

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Germain Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui

Germain Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui

The joined trials of Germain Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui concern two individuals alleged to have been involved in militias participating in the Congolese war. Katanga and Chui, alleged leaders of the FPRI and FNI militias respectively, are accused of the massacre of 200 civilians, sexual enslavement and the use of child soldiers in an attack on the village of Bogoro in 2003, which at the time was controlled by Thomas Lubanga (convicted by the ICC himself) and his UPC militia.

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